We all like our earphones and headphones because of the ambient sound and great listening experience they offer. But the finest of noise cancelling headphone are best for personal space, when it comes to listening to music in public, where people are conversing with you, these headphones can be a sting, as they block everything coming from the outside word. Enter Trink, a pair of directional loudspeaker headphones with Bluetooth, designed for the James Dyson Award, which do not cut off your relationship with the surroundings.
Do you have a hearing problem and have been avoiding a hearing aid just because it looks so tacky sitting behind the ear. Well then, Intiga by Oticon is surely the device for you – it’s the smallest fully wireless hearing aid ever created that also features Bluetooth and can double up as a hands free headset when needed. The device is specifically designed in an organic shape, which follows the physical formation of the ear to fit comfortably behind it, so much so that the device is literally invisible on the ear, yet it delivers premium sound quality that...
About 40 years ago, an inventor by the name of Patrick Flanagan invented the Neurophone – a device which was a basic radio transmitter that could be picked by the human nervous system, the signals were received by the skin and the brain interpreted them into sound. The reason we didn’t use the Neurophone ever is because of high voltage that it used, which made it dangerous for routine use.
Tokyoflash always strives to make watches that are different from the league and inculcating futuristic design cues into them. Working on the same trend Tokyoflash has released Kisai Driver (abbreviation for Driving Revolution), a watch phone running on Google Android operating system and having most of the functions of any standard smartphone. Although there are many other similar watch phone themed watches in the market, Kisai Driver is different as you can attain from the pictures as the design is quite futuristic and upbeat.
Mobility aids for people who cannot see clearly or any other such problem comes as a real bane but most of the times they cost on the higher end making it difficult for most people to purchase them. For such people AmbuTech and RNIB has come up with an innovative mobility aid to protect you head and upper body protection with ultrasonic object detection. Called as iGlasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid, this head mounted device ensures a much more secure pedestrian travel as it detects the object around you vicinity using ultrasonic sensors and the feedback is send back using vibration...
We’re already through the biggest sporting event of the year – the London Olympics 2012. To everyone’s surprise this year’s Olympics has gained more social media coverage than any Olympics event previously. Thus, to celebrate this unparalleled social activity and to match the rapidly growing social activity between the athletes and fans – Adidas, the official sportswear sponsor of the Summer Olympics in London, with designer Nash Money has customized the adiPower Barricade tennis shoe into a social media shoe athletes can wear to tweet while on field.
If you had a slightest doubt about smartwatches becoming the next Bluetooth hands-free speakers to make and receive calls? Then think again. The Photch vibrating bracelet watch here is a true example of the future. This state-of-the-art watch that weighs about 43g and fits all wrist sizes uses Bluetooth to connect with an iPhone or any other Android phone to make and receive call hands-free.
There are many out there who wouldn’t shy a bit in calling the human body an inefficient and energy-wasting mechanism but if the kinetic energy of the human body is harnessed it could be a more viable and better alternative to sources of energy like solar and wind energy. Though solar chargers and hand crank manual chargers have made a foray into the market, there is still scope of a fine kinetic charger. To fit into this void designers have come up with the Go Power – a mobile power pack and battery charger that you can wear.
There are many diseases where medication is the only care; Parkinson’s is one of them. Doctors need to regularly monitor a Parkinson’s patient to find the correct medication to suit the patient’s need, thus under an EU funded REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease) project researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech in Spain are developing a wearable monitoring system that will automatically regulate and deliver medication to patients suffering from Parkinson’s.
Because we gadget lovers require something more than a watch on our wrist, developers Bill Geiser and David Rosales have listed out a project for an open source development kits for their Bluetooth connected watch – the MetaWatch Strata smartwatch on Kickstarter. The Strata like the Pebble, we saw come real post Kickstarter fundraising, is a waterproof, Bluetooth connected watch which connects to the iPhone or any Android phone. The Starta on connecting wirelessly allows you to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages and mails and use Facebook and Twitter etc.