Selfies 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.
This 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 😉