Wearable drones might become a reality thanks to developers of Nixie. It’s more likely, however, to interest adventurers than fashionistas. Nixie is a tiny drone that weighs less than a tenth of a pound and is worn on your wrist. The wrist strap unfolds to become a quadcopter which can fly off to take pictures or videos before returning to you! This sounds perfect for activities that require too much concentration (or too many hands!) to pilot a drone -think rock climbing or mountain biking.
Nixie will have several modes including Boomerang mode, Panorama mode, Follow me mode, and Hover mode. “We’re not trying to build a quadcopter, we’re trying to build a personal photographer,” says project manager Jenna Jovanovic.
There are prototypes and concept renderings are in existence, but the final form of the device is still in the works. Let’s keep an eye on this and see where it goes!