Gadgets

For some researchers 3D printing is limited to electronic devices. Researchers at Princeton University have gone beyond the limitations by using 3D printing to create an entire contact lens with LEDS embedded into it. For the contact lens to function, it would need an external energy sources which is obviously impractical in today’s world where only fully functioning devices are widespread. The Princeton team, however, created the contact lens with an entirely different aim in mind. It wanted to show that it is actually possible to c...
A team of researchers at MIT working in collaboration with the University of California has created a digital display tech that can automatically adjust for vision issues, thus eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. The display technology is in reality a variation on glasses-free 3D which meets expectations not just by displaying diverse images to both the eyes, but by sending marginally distinctive images to distinctive parts of each pupil, thus recreating an image that appears right in front of the focal distance. You can ...
At one point of our lives, the concept of wearable technology was pretty much limited to Hollywood visualizing how they would be like in the future with films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Iron Man, Minority Report, TRON and many others. Today, when we’re finally on the brink of exploring the heights and depths of it, it seems like entered into an airy realm promising boundless possibilities. Although, it is highly unlikely that we’ll ever come across an Invisibility Cloak or Head-Up display, there’s a lot of buzz around the very ide...
One of the most innovative product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants has created a new generation of wearable technology that will change the face of smart wear entirely. It’s called XelfleX, a type of smart textile that can turn clothes into active motion sensors using fiber-optic threads to track movement of the wearer making the cloth inherently smart. Wearer’s will only need to add a small electronics pack which would clip onto the fiber in a pocket and communicate with an accompanying app on the smartphone. ...
While fitness trackers and smartwatches are two things battling for consumer attention, smart clothing is one thing that is expected to wane out the other two in the coming years. Currently, there’s only a handful of smart clothing on the market that measures various aspects of health and fitness. The Hexoskin Smart Shirt, available for $399 in the market has made some great progress in the world of smart clothing. The workout shirt is unisex, clad with invisible sensors that measures heart rate and breathing, in addition to a smal...
While a plenty of smartwatches and wearables can appear pointless, there are actually a ton of exceptionally savvy wearable gadgets in the market that can help save lives. A new Indiegogo project, known as Embrace brings together years of experimentation into one thin, light and captivating device. Lead by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Dr. Rosalind W. Picard, the Embrace team started chipping away on a new wearable gadget that measures emotions, including stress, way back in 2007. The primary cycle called iC...
OnBeep, the company behind beautiful wearable devices has rolled out a new heads-up communication device, Onyx. The clip on wearable device is reminiscent of the Star Trek communication device and functions as a hands-free walkie-talkie for group chats, thus making it less demanding and simpler for people wanting to stay in contact with each other without the added weight of cellphones. Here is how it works: The wearable gadget connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone and lets you converse with your friends and family th...