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November 6, 2014
Intel has named Nixie the grand-prize winner of its first Make It Wearable challenge. The competition focuses on encouraging creativity and having innovators enhance personal computing with Intel Edison technology.
Nixie is a wearable camera. However, it has the ability to turn into a quadcopter that can follow behind its owner to take photos that might not be achievable otherwise.
As winner of the competition, Nixie has gained $500,000, which it will use for device refinement in areas such as the overall size and propellors, according to iQ by Intel.
The second- and third-place winners of Intel’s challenge were Open Bionics and ProGlove, respectively.
Open Bionics won $200,000 for its open-source 3D printing and scanning platform that brings customized products to amputees.
ProGlove received $100,000 for its invention of a glove that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly mistakes. The product is currently being piloted by BMW in Germany, iQ by Intel states.
Watch a video about the Nixie flying camera below:
Learn more about the Make It Wearable teams on the competition’s Finalist Page.
For more information, visit Intel.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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