News this week revealed GoPro’s strategy of investing in drone technology for its cameras, adding another string to the company’s bow of action sports photography tools.
In a similar vein, Nixie is a flying camera that is initially targeted at the rock-climber market. Currently in development (having won funding in November 2014) the tiny device is designed to fly from the user and take photographs and videos of them. The difference? It’s a wearable drone – which means when not flying, it straps around your wrist.
As devices that are designed to be worn, wearables are increasingly crossing over with items that were once solely the domain of the fashion industry. After all, one of the keys to adoption of technology is that it comes in a form that consumers are willing to use – so aiming for stylish wearable technology is a winning tactic.
From sneakers that record your running speed to a T-shirt that measures your heartrate and sends that information to your phone, this infographic highlights some of the incredible potential for innovation to be incorporated into the things we wear.