If you've been looking at the recent wearable trends and wondering whether its ever going to spawn something more interesting than a slightly smarter watch or some dorky looking eye-wear, you've been waiting for Nixie.
The project came about as part of a contest by Intel called Make it Wearable. They've been looking for a new application for wearable technology, something which no one has thought about before and the finalists include great stuff like a cooling wristband, a POV cam fo sportsy sorts and a robotic hand. But Nixie might just be the coolest of them all.
Developed by Christoph Kohstall, it's a wearable camera - but not in the mould of GoPro. Instead, it wraps around your wrist when its not in use then unfurls at a moments notice into nothing less than a fully functioning, videographing quadcopter!
With Nixie you'e guaranteed to get a shot that's totally unique and it also includes the chance to record video and control the device remotely. The prototype is currently working as intended, though obviously it's not the most attractive device when its strapped to your wrist!
The Nixie is one of 10 designs which are set to revolutionise the wearable space, with one to be chosen in November as the winner of a $500,000 grant. So you could actually buy one by next year!
Stay tuned t othe official Make it Wearable site for more.