LAS VEGAS: INTEL INVITED the winner of its Make It Wearable competition, which it launched a year ago at CES 2014, on stage to demo the Nixie wearable drone.
The drone attaches to the wrist and launches into the air to record what you're doing with a bird's eye view has been developed by an outfit called Nixie. It detaches itself from the wrist by flexing its limbs, which double as propellers.
As you will see in our video, Nixie's founders took to the stage, throwing it into the air from the wrist to show how it works.
The design was the winner in Intel's 2014 Make It Wearable contest, scoring it a $500,000 prize fund to help put it into development. It uses an Edison chip to track where you are as it records you with its built-in camera, while also avoiding potential obstacles in its path.
Due to the success of the wearable competition, Intel said it is launching the competition again this year.
As part of the keynote, Krzanich also unveiled a tiny module called Curie that is the size of a jacket button and will power smaller wearables of the future.
The module will allow developers to "deliver wearables in bigger range of ways", for example: rings, pendants, jackets, handbags, and so on.
It includes a processor, Bluetooth low-energy radio and an engine that is dedicated to working out different sporting activities. µ
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