X-ray vision technology to see “inside objects”

A hardhat, launched by Intel, comes integrated with a set of glasses that enable X-Ray-like vision for the wearer, using Intel’s RealSense 3D camera. With a real-time overlay of essential information such as wiring diagrams and schematics, it could be an effective tool in industrial applications, also making it the most powerful augmented reality wearable

The disrupted makes a comeback

Traditional film makes a comeback with Kodak’s new Super 8 camera, which combines complementary characteristics of both digital and analog media, bringing back the quality of film and the convenience of digital.

Customized devices possible through writable circuits

Moving away from the world of rigid circuit boards, Soft Electronics, which are soft sheets of silicone rubber embedded with tiny droplets of liquid metal, can be used to draw electrical circuits into existence, on demand, paving the way for the future of wearable and implantable devices.

Drones go mainstream as commercial tools

Drones are finding their way into a wide array of applications, including agriculture, mining, monitoring data for climate change and assisting in locating missing persons. Functioning as aerial sensors, drones are proving to be very cost effective solutions to address business and community issues, while also reducing the risk to human life.

Stock Trading Made Free

A real-world ‘Robinhood’, a technology-driven brokerage, comes to the world of stock-trading through zero-commission trades. With real time data, fast execution, integration across other platforms and zero commission, it brings stock trading to the masses.

Morphing tire makes driving safer

Kumho has conceptualized a new tire design, Maxplo, which morphs itself based on the road conditions. It introduces grooves for channeling water, spikes for conditions of snow or ice, and expands its footprint to increase traction on mud, thereby doing away with the need to change tires based on weather.

RF signals enable X-Ray vision

Researchers at MIT have developed a device, RF Capture, which can track human motion, using wireless signals, even through concrete. With over 90% accuracy and high sensitivity such that it can even detect a person’s heart rate, it could be used for home automation solutions, detecting falls in the elderly as well as for channeling

Invisible apps

A whole slew of apps are taking off which are essentially invisible – they have no UI and primarily interface with the user through a messaging platform. Being conversational and asynchronous in nature, these are more user friendly than traditional apps which typically have a set of menus to navigate through.

Mini fashion bar: Envisioning a new distribution channel

French fashion brand, Pimpkie, has partnered with boutique hotels in European cities to create a new distribution channel through an in-room mini-fashion-bar, which comes stocked with outfits appropriate for the weather and season. It enables access not only to a larger audience but also serves as an opportunistic solution for those occasional packing mishaps.

Protect what’s on the inside

Pro Star, a new Bell Helmet, protects not just your skull but also the grey matter that’s inside. During a crash, the Pro Star can reduce the angular and rotational acceleration that causes a brain to spin, rotate or shear inside the skull.