World’s thinnest wireless touch interface

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CSR has developed the world’s thinnest wireless touch interface to demonstrate the revolutionary potential of Bluetooth® Smart for computing interfaces. The flexible device, which is less than 0.5 mm thick, turns any area into a touch surface. Combining CSR’s low-power wireless technology with the latest in printable, flexible electronics from Conductive Inkjet Technology and touch screen sensing from Atmel, the device can be used to extend the touch interface of tablets and smartphones. 

Hop! the Following Suitcase

A great concept of luggage of the near future, Hop! uses the bluetooth signal from your smartphone to let the suitcase follow you rather having you lug it around.

According to the website - this is how Hop! works:

"The suitcase contains three receivers that are able to receive, identify and triangulate different signals coming from the user’s cell phone. A microcontroller interprets these signals calculating the phone’s position regarding to the suitcase. The same microcontroller operates a caterpillar system based on compressed air, which follows the user at a constant distance. If the signal is lost the user is alerted by the vibration of the phone and suitcase locks itself.)”

Hop! is a great example of how mass adoption of smartphone technology is causing a great amount of innovation into all other aspects of our daily lives via the Internet of Things. 

Video from CargoCollective.com

February is shaping up to be THE month to learn about new wearable devices that will change the way we interact with our connected devices.

In this video, Thalmic Labs shows-off their bluetooth bracelet which allows gesture control via motion and reading electrical impulses from your muscle. 

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According to their website, the device will be compatible with both Windows and Mac OS, with APIs available for iOS and Android developers on a developer site “coming soon”.

You can pre-order Myo for US$149, to be shipped toward the end of this year.

For more read the CNET article

On my wishlist….
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Parrot Zik by Philippe Starck Parrot Zik by Starck feature Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth connectivity, on-board capacitive touch-control, active noise cancellation, head detection, a jawbone sensor for speech and Parrot’s audio-enhancing DSP app for iOS and Android — not to mention a striking design by the renowned Philippe Starck.http://engt.co/PD0Eed

On my wishlist….

bitesbitesbites:

Parrot Zik by Philippe Starck
Parrot Zik by Starck feature Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth connectivity, on-board capacitive touch-control, active noise cancellation, head detection, a jawbone sensor for speech and Parrot’s audio-enhancing DSP app for iOS and Android — not to mention a striking design by the renowned Philippe Starck.
http://engt.co/PD0Eed