SmartWorld Weekly : 3D printed cars, secret message wearable tech
This week’s SmartWorld Series features a partnership to push smart home innovations, a high-tech bracelet that sends secret messages, a 3D printed car and bionic eye implants.
If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things.
Smart homes get sassy : Innovation, verbal cues and more
This week’s SmartHome roundup featured GE and Quirky’s expanded partnership that will give birth to 30 new products for both of the company’s connected home lines, as well as GE’s support for the WINK platform which is designed to be the standard communication platform for connected home appliances. The roundup also featured the Intelligent Home which features smart appliances that talk back to you and the Cloud of Things, a fusion of cloud computing and physical storage.
Secret signals for wearable tech boost Quantified Self movement
New innovations in the Quantified Self baby were featured in this week’s roundup such as Tedi, the smart teddy bear that not only monitors the pulse and temperature of your baby but it can also be used to teach them new words and assess their developmental progress. The roundup also featured TapTap, the smart bracelet that doubles as a fitness tracker and a secret communication device, as well as the Baby’s Fairy vital signs monitor.
3D printed car to traverse US roads in two years
Brothers Cody and Tyler Kor, along with their dog Cupid, plan to embark on a journey from New York to San Francisco using Urbee 2, the first-ever 3D printed car. Google time estimates the journey to take 44 hours to complete but it is expected that it will take longer as they have to consider Murphy’s Law or expect that everything and anything will go wrong. This week’s SmartCar roundup also featured Bridgestones non-pneumatic tires which were showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show and The Transportationist.
Wearable Tech : Bionic eyes, smart helmet + Google Glass rival
Coming before the end of 2013 is Argus II, a retinal implant developed by Second Sight. Argus II is directed at people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa as it enhances the outline of objects seen, making it easier for those wearing Argus to identify objects. This week’s Wearable Tech roundup also features the impact-sensing skullcap Checklight and HUD Pivothead SMART.
Tune in next week for more interesting stories, discoveries and innovation in the world of smart and connected things. See the entire collection of SmartWorld Weekly recaps here.
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