Grasp and feel objects in a virtual environment with the Dexmo VR Glove, Ep. 181
My name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening this week on CNET's Crave blog.
Drones are quickly getting smaller and more sneaky and the Anura pocket drone is.
Evidence of that trend.
Resembling something out of the Transformers, the Unuera pocket drone is about the size of a smart phone and it unfolds to become a quad copter equipped with an HD camera and audio microphone.
Tiny drone measures roughly five inches by three inches and is about an inch thick.
The built-in camera links to an app on either iOS or Android and can record video or snap still photos.
It has a built-in Wi-Fi antenna that broadcasts directly to your phone so no need for a network.
The Anura has a range of.
Between 60 to 90 feet and can run on a single charge for about 12 to 16 minutes.
The best part about it is that it can fit in your back pocket.
Well, sort off.
Let's face it, that doesn't look like it totally fits, but it's.
Inventor Jason Lam is the founder of ArieCam, who developed the ArieCam X6, which is used widely in the film industry.
Unlike the Arie Cam X6, which retails for $12,500, you can get an Anura drone on Kickstarter right now for the low price of $195.
Let's say you're walking along enjoying your day when all of a sudden you have a heart attack.
Now, wouldn't it be nice if you could call a drone that could show up within two to three minutes and deliver a defibrillator into your life.
Well, that is exactly the goal of inventor Alec Momont.
He's developed an ambulance drone that can get a defibrillator to a patient inside a 12 kilometer squared zone within one minute.
The ambulance drone can fly at speeds of 16 miles per hour increasing the patient's chance for survival following a cardiac arrest.
From 8% to 80% according to MOMA.
The drone is equipped with a live streaming audio and video connection that will allow medical professionals to communicate instructions to people at the site.
Viewing the situation through the webcam.
In talking the responder through the treatment, which includes instructions on how to use the defibrillator housed within the ambulance drone.
I can see that the pads are properly applied.
Please stay clear of your father, we'll take it from here.
Mumant says that, some 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in EU every year.
and only 8% survive.
The ambulance drone would dramatically cut down that number.
Improving emergency response times, from ten minutes or more, to three minutes to less.
If you're a VR user then you have probably had the urge to reach out and touch something in your virtual environment.
Well now you can with the VR exo [UNKNOWN] The Chinese company called [UNKNOWN] has created Dexmo.
Designed to motion capture your hand movements
And let's you feel objects in a digital environment.
The Dexmo classic club can capture 11 degrees of hand motion including movement for the thumb.
It utilises the IMU sensor which allows the device to align itself along the X, Y and Z axis
The Dexmo F two is a little fancier and provides force feedback slash integral feedback.
Applying a small bit of force to the tip of the thumb and index finger.
When you touch an object in the VR environment you will feel a corresponding pressure on your finger tip.
The exoglove is not only for VR applications.
According to Dextarobotics, the exoglove can be used for things like controlling a robotic hand or set of robotic arms, for hacking and controlling remote controlled toys and smart home devices like lamps, for instance.
It can be used by law enforcement for bomb disposal or to interpret sign language.
Digital classic ambidextral F2 are both being offered up at Kickstarter right now between 65 to $179.
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