Via The Daily Star.
In what’s been dubbed a cross between a GoPro and a quadcopter, physics researchers have designed the world’s first wearable drone.
Called Nixie, the drone folds up and attaches to a wrist strap.
When the wearer wants it to start filming, they press a button and the drone unfolds and flies overhead, tracking their movements using motion sensors.
The drone then returns to the wearer’s wrist, which could be controlled using a timer, or summoned using gestures.
It was developed by Dr Christoph Kohstall, a physics researcher at Stanford University, with colleagues Jelena Jovanovic and Michael Niedermayr.
And the concept is a finalist in Intel’s annual Make It Wearable competition. As a result, the team has been awarded $50,000 to help make it a reality.
In addition to the prize money, all finalists are given mentorship and technical support from the Santa Clara-based tech giant.
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