Wrist gadget mashes up wearable, drone and selfie trends
It's one more sign of the current fascination with selfies and drones.
The wrist-worn Nixie snagged the $500,000 top prize at Intel's Make it Wearables challenge.
Whenever you want to take an amazing shot, Nixie unfolds.
The entire thing unfolds.
And it flies.
To turn around take a photo or video of you and then comes back to you.
The competition's sponsor Intel makes Edison.
A tiny computer that powers wearables.
My goal is to make it so small that it'll fit on a button in your shirt and lasts several days on a battery.
Of the thousands of contestants ten were chosen to present at the Finals in San Francisco.
Among them Wristify, a personal heating and cooling device.
And Babybe, designed to comfort premature infants.
Mothers place the so-called turtle on their stomaches.
And the bionic mattress mimics the mother's heartbeat and chest movement for babies inside incubators.
Blocks earned the fan favorite Award.
Connect the modular units for a customizable device.
And swap out Blocks as needed.
Let's say you're just an everyday businessperson.
You could get a fingerprint scanner for.
Secure access to your laptop.
Open Bionics placed second.
It uses 3D scanners and printers to quickly create prosthetics at a fraction of current costs.
Currently these devices are all prototypes.
Though judges say they expect winning products to start selling within the next year.
So yes, you could soon take selfies to whole new heights.
In San Francisco I'm Simi Das, cnet.com for CBS News.