Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dexmo transfers your hand movements to the digital world.

Kickstarter over the years has harbored and successfully brought more ideas into the commercial industry unlike anything else. The Virtual reality head mounted display Oculus Rift is a good example that proves the point. Oculas Rift started of as a $2.4 million project on kickstarter in 2012 and now its a company worth $2 Billion.
But we are not talking about Kickstarter or Oculas Rift here, we are talking about another revolutionary idea in the Virtual reality scene, called the 'Dexmo'.

Dexmo is a hand wearable exoskeleton that input your hand movements into the digital world and outputs force feed back to your finger so you feel the object in the digital world.
Dexmo is a project developed by Dexta Robotics, a robotics start-up based in Shenzhen, China.
Well the technology is not something very new. We have had countless university and academic projects that are quite similar to this. However what sets this itself apart is the fact that its going to be affordable to buy and cheaper to build. Its designed for mass production, its not just a prototype its developed on principle of DFM (Designed-for-manufacturing).

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Skully: The Helmet of the future

In recent times we find smartphone technology almost reaching a point where we have almost packed everything in a very small box package. The processing power of a computer right in the palm of your hand. Now the time has come when the same needs to really spread out into wearable technology. Google Glass and Smart watches are two such things that have already proved the concept. May be in a few years from now wearable electronics would be a thing of everyday use.

So if you drive a bike you know how difficult it gets to access your phone once you put the helmet on. Skully AR-1 is the answer to just that and a lot more. Imagine a helmet that brings all the features of a smartphone right in front of your eyes. And yes no compromise on safety.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

StoreDot-nanodot battery technology can charge your smartphone in a matter of seconds

What if charging your smartphone battery from empty to full just takes 30-40 seconds of your life. That would be such an awesome thing right?
An Israel based company by the name StoreDot demonstrated a new battery technology that could revolutionize the entire portable electronics and electric vehicle technology for the better at the Microsoft’s Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv on 7th April.

How it works 
In a traditional battery the voltage is developed by a chemical reaction. The time needed to charge the battery is basically the time required to reverse the chemical reaction.

The new battery technology utilizes electrodes made with new materials and are called MFE- Multi Function Electrode. The electrode basically acts as a super-capacitor on one side (with very fast charging), and on the other is like a lithium electrode (with slow discharge). The electrolyte is modified with what are called Nanodots in order to make the multifunction electrode more effective.