10 New Innovative Things In Technology
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Modern technology day by day is giving us new innovative things to make our lives easier and simpler. Let us now see some of the new things in technology which are proving as an asset to us.
Portable Washing Machine
Scrubba, a portable clothes washing system is an innovative device that can make your travelling even more enriching experience. The Scrubba is a simple device that consists of a seal-able bag with an interior flexible washboard that weighs just under 6.5 ounces. When folded up, the whole thing is about the size of a standard American Coke can. To wash your dirty clothes it just takes 2-3 liters of water, a few drops of soap/detergent and 20-40 seconds of manual agitation. Then you dry your things out and that’s it, your clothes are ready, smelling sweet and fresh.
Hands Disinfection Device
Designed by Mukomelov Studio, the Clea Hands Disinfection Device is a small machine that features two strips of sprayers which, when you place your hands between them, douse your digits with disinfectant. After a few seconds, the disinfectant evaporates and you are left with clean, germ-free, refreshed hands. The device was designed to improve the hand sanitation practices in restaurants and other public places. Though most public restrooms have switched to hands-free faucets by now, but there might be another choice for disinfecting your hands in public places with a minimum of effort.
Giraffe Street Lamp
A street lamp that has a light high up and a swing underneath is what a Giraffe Street Lamp is, a odd new concept street light. The most interesting aspect relies in the fact that the swing beneath the lamp captures the kinetic energy generated by swinging people to power the light. This unusual concept works well on a playground for kids with swinging providing the light to use when it’s dark. The light also has a solar panel on top for supplemental energy collection, but the creators say that the storage of kinetic energy is much more efficient than solar power.
Man desires to fly individually. Before few years, it is vague that we can fly ourselves but now the technology has made it possible. But now by using a Jetpack on our back, the technology enables a man to fly up to 8000 feet which is enough for the most of the people and their wants. Designed by Glenn Martin, with the help of this Jetpack you will be able to fly maximum 31.5 miles. This Martin Jetpack can fly at the speed of up to 63 miles per hour. This technology has dimension of 468 ` 351 and this Jetpack need full tank of gases for the half and hour flight.
EyeSee mannequins from a company called Almax feature cameras and microprocessors in their heads, allowing the mannequins to gather information about shoppers. The mannequins would be placed in strategic positions in stores. The cameras and microprocessors in the mannequin heads would measure data like demographic information based on facial recognition. Data like ages, races, and genders of shoppers could be measured, along with how many people visit a certain part of the store in a set time period and how long they hang around. The anonymous data can be used by the stores to adapt their staffing and displays to the customers.
Designers and environmentalists have come up with some pretty good ideas for dealing tragedies like marine oil spills. One of them is Bio-Cleaner system, which is an invaluable asset to oceanic oil cleanups. After deploying from boat or helicopter, this roomba like device floats on the ocean and starts cleaning up towards the source of the spill. In the center of device lies a chamber full of oil hungry bacteria. As the oil sloshes into the device, the bacteria degrade the oil and clean ocean water is expelled. An acoustic warning device would warn sea animals away from the danger zone.
Personal Monitoring Technology
Personal fitness monitors typically involve uncomfortable gear, such as chest straps and arm bands. The Basis Band is the first continuous health tracker that measures heart rate at the wrist, rather than chest or arm. An LED on the underside of the watch shines green light on the wearer’s wrist, and the sensor detects how much light bounces back. Because blood volume in the wrist is greatest immedietly after a heartbeat, the reflected light can be used to determine pulse. The watch also includes a three-axis accelerometer to detect motion, electrodes to measure galvanic skin response and heat sensors to track skin and environmental temperature.
Omni-Freeze ZERO T-Shirt
Our body’s natural cooling system, sweating, kicks in to lower body temperature. Columbia Sportswear has improved upon the body’s natural cooling process, with a product called Omni-Freeze ZERO T-shirt. The polyster base of the Omni-Freeze ZERO T-shirt is embedded with thousands of 0.15-inch hydrophilic polymer rings. As the base spreads sweat, the rings absorb moisture and expand into three-dimensional doughnuts. In order to swell, the rings require energy, which they gather as body heat. In tests, the shirt was up to 10 degrees cooler against the wearer’s skin than shirts made from any other material.
The researchers have unveiled a new humanoid robot named Taizo, to motivate elderly people to engage in more physical exercise. Dressed in a velvety space suit, the 70 cm tall robot with his funny appearance is sure to appeal the elderly. Taizo can easily demonstrate around 30 different moves. Taizo performs most exercises sitting on a special chair but if necessary it can perform various activities as well. The 7 kilogram robot has very basic language skills, enough to understand simple spoken commands and lead a group to exercise. On a single charge Taizo can perform for about two hours.
Kinect is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. It enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar connected to a small base with a motorized pivot and is designed to be positioned lengthwise above or below the video display. The device features an RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software, which provide full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition and voice recognition capabilities.