Take the perfect selfie with Nixie, the wearable drone camera

nixieSelfies may be all the rage but even with front facing cameras on smartphones, they aren’t particularly easy to take. However, struggling to line up the perfect selfie could be a thing of the past thanks to a physics researcher at Stanford University who’s developed a wearable drone camera that flies off your wrist at the touch of a button and tracks your movements so it can position itself to film you from the perfect angle.

Nixie is a cross between a GoPro camera and a quadcopter drone that folds up and fastens around the user’s wrist. Once you’ve finished filming you can beckon the drone using hand gestures or set a timer so that it returns automatically.

nixie-drone-watch-4This clever device has made it as a finalist in Intel’s Make It Wearable competition earning its creator, Dr Christoph Kohstall and his team $50,000 (£30,700) in funding to bring the idea to fruition.

While it’s unlikely that we’ll all be wearing drone cameras any time soon, we think it’s a pretty cool invention that’s definitely a worthy competition winner. The winner of Intel’s competition will be announced on 3 November.

Do you think Nixie could take off? Pardon the pun 😉

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