We’ve been amidst a selfie epidemic for months (if not years) now, and it’s only getting worse: the Nixie is a wearable drone designed to take selfies and be worn as a bracelet.
Yes, this is the world we’re living in. Innovators are focusing their efforts on building drones that secure around your wrist under the express purpose of taking selfies.
TheCreatorsProject has the story:
Nine months ago, Intel kicked off the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge. Part-competition, part-entrepreneurial mentorship program, MIW challenged thousands of global participants to inspire the next big idea in wearable technology. Since then, 10 teams of young entrepreneurs and developers were selected to develop their proposals into working, marketable prototypes. From now until the final event on November 2-3, The Creators Project will introduce the finalists bringing their ideas to fruition in pursuit of the $500,000 Make It Wearable Grand Prize.
Seen above, Nixie is the first flyable and wearable camera. From team leader Christoph Kohstall, project manager Jelena Jovanovic, and team member Michael Niedermayr, what started off as a flying pair of glasses is now a wristband that unfolds into a remote-controlled quadcopter.
With traditional cameras, shooters have to interrupt the moment to take pictures, and the controls require manual manipulations. Nixie puts you front and center in your photos and videos—without requiring your hands, or your attention. From selfies to panoramas to continuous movies, Nixie offers preset modes for any on-the-go situation.
Gone are the days of trying to perfect virtual reality for adults, or solve the mysteries of time travel…now we’re using our counter-terrorism technology to take better selfies. What a wonderful fucking world we’re living in right now.