Meet The Finalists Of Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge

The Creators Project introduces Nixie, the remote-controlled wearable quadcopter.

Nine months ago, Intel kicked off the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge. Part-competition, part-entrepreneurial mentorship program, MIW challenged thousands of global participants to inspire the next big idea in wearable technology. Since then, 10 teams of young entrepreneurs and developers were selected to develop their proposals into working, marketable prototypes. From now until the final event on November 2-3, The Creators Project will introduce the finalists bringing their ideas to fruition in pursuit of the $500,000 Make It Wearable Grand Prize.

Seen above, Nixie is the first flyable and wearable camera. From team leader Christoph Kohstall, project manager Jelena Jovanovic, and team member Michael Niedermayr, what started off as a flying pair of glasses is now a wristband that unfolds into a remote-controlled quadcopter.

With traditional cameras, shooters have to interrupt the moment to take pictures, and the controls require manual manipulations. Nixie puts you front and center in your photos and videos—without requiring your hands, or your attention. From selfies to panoramas to continuous movies, Nixie offers preset modes for any on-the-go situation. 

Stay tuned to learn more about each finalist team, and for more on the Make It Wearable Challenge, visit: https://makeit.intel.com/finalists


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