Category: Gear

Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden 2012 Limited Edition watch has thumping style statement

Nicky Hayden surely burns the tarmac taking the challenge to other fellow Moto GP World Championship drivers. And this time around he is giving the fashion styling industry one more reason to create a timepiece which truly compliments the Moto GP racing spirit and Nicky’s own unique style. The Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden 2012 Limited Edition timepiece is draped in Nicky’s team colors white, red and black truly representing Moto GP’s cool factor. The watch has bicolor ultra-resistant silicone bracelet with a matching red base and to showcase the aerodynamic look, there is a white stripe racing round the bracelet....

Low-cost head mounted device developed to write messages with eyes

Eye movement is often retained in perfect condition in patients with spinal injuries and neural problems, therefore an eye-tracking device to help such patients communicate better could really be a boon. Thus, to provide a low-cost solution, researchers from Imperial College London have developed a binocular eye-tracker that tracks gaze position in 3D. The head mounted device that’s made up of materials costing $30 can assist the user in writing messages and playing Pong using eye movement only.

Enable Talk: Pair of sensory gloves that gives voice to speech impaired

Most would say communication is the easiest thing possible given the different types of communication devices we have at hand these days. But ask a deaf, a mute or a deaf-mute how difficult communication can get for them, particularly when very few people understand sign language. Enable Talk by Ukrainian team QuadSquad, a finalist at the Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is perhaps an inexpensive answer to this communication problem for people who communicate using sign language.

Mind reading helmet will help US military pick the right enemy

How easy would it be if you were a platoon leader on the border and you had all the people trying to cross the border rounded up and by simply putting a helmet on each one of them you could classify who is a friend and who is a foe? Well, this is what a company called Veritas Scientific is trying to do by developing mind reading helmets for the U.S. Military. Veritas is working on a motorcycle-type helmet embedded with metal brush sensors that’ll peek into a person’s brain and read his brain activity as images, which will be...

Listen to music and answer calls with Buhel Speakglasses SG04 Bluetooth sunglasses

There are sunglasses that protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays and there are sunglasses like the Buhel Speakglasses SG04 that not only protect the eyes from UV rays but also double up as Bluetooth headset. The stylish sports goggles best for skiers and cyclists is equipped with polarized high quality polycarbonate UV400 protected, anti-scratch and high impact resistant lenses. Featuring built-in Bluetooth the Speakglasses SG04 connects to any smartphone, music player or GPS and acts as a Bluetooth headset to let the user listen to music or answer calls automatically in hands-free mode.

Heart Beats wristwatch shows time exactly as you feel when your heartbeats for someone special

Have you ever felt that time stops by as your heart beats for that someone special? Certainly you would have had that feeling once in your lifetime at-least and now we do have a watch that has the power of time control to exemplify this very feeling. Julie Legault, an interdisciplinary designer has created a wristwatch which adjusts time according to heartbeat of the wearer to give a whole new meaning to this dimension of universe called time. The idea of this wristwatch is to shrink hours as your heartbeats with time measured and regulated only for you to make...

Uber-cool wearable iPhone is a concept we’d love to see for real

It’s just a couple of days back when Apple was granted the patent for a wearable device, but Federico Ciccarese has for long taken the concept of a wearable Apple device literally, so much so that the designer has created a wearable iPhone for the future. When there can be Android-powered watches there can definitely be a wrist-mounted iPhone – iPod nano watch accessory has put the concept of a wearable Apple device deep into the consumers mind, and a device like Cicecarese’s concept will definitely be a valid extension.

Thinking cap lights up your emotions on the head to communicate

We are in the world where augmenting human experience through wearable technology has become a norm. Face-to-face communication has taken a back seat and we are looking for newer ways to express our emotions and expressions in day-to-day communication. Considering this, Metti Nordin and Valtteri Wikström had devised a thinking cap for the Wearable Electronics course at Aalto Media Factory.

Apple wins patent for head mounted display, Google Glass has a competitor?

Google Glass has set pace for future of head mounted displays, but it seem Google isn’t the only company trying to make a mark, other companies like Sony and Olympus are also catching up with their respective glasses or wearable displays. And it is just yesterday when Apple has been granted patent for a head mounted display by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which reveals that Apple could be developing augmented reality glasses to rival the much anticipated Google Glasses. The patent titled “Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays” was originally filled way back in 2006.

Proximity sensing sunglasses project live performance data in front of athletes’ eyes

People have said that when you are competing in a race or a marathon, you should never look back. But, this little design from Luc Fusaro for Oakley will make you look back without actually turning back. Does that sound confusing to you? Let’s simplify it a bit for you to understand. We are here talking about the light mirrors sunglasses concept which is innovative in design and will be a great addition as an eyewear for elite athletes.