Every now and then a technology arrives that simply leaves us speechless. It can be a flying wingsuit, or a VR treadmill, it's suggestive stuff, which makes us dream.
It may be the forced “stop”, but this year has been pretty exciting when it comes to nerdy technologies. For this I have collected a "trolley" on the 8 most futuristic technologies we have seen this year.
BMW electrified wingsuit
Everyone wants to know what it's like to fly and this BMW electric wingsuit brings that fantasy to life. This concept allows you to soar in the sky at 300km per hour (186 mph) with a compact and lightweight design. To make this possible, the electronic wingsuit boasts BMW technology and uses a 15kW rig mounted at chest height. These turbines run at speeds of 25.000 revolutions per minute, and produce a thrust of up to five minutes, so watch your stopwatch.
Bionics x Konami Venom Hero bionic arm
The Open Bionics x Konami Venom Hero bionic arm provides mobility to those who have suffered a below elbow amputation. It can change people's lives, literally. It works for adults and children, and has a nerdy design to say the least. The bionic arm design is based on Venom Snake, the protagonist of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The only difference, I would say substantial, is that the bionic arm of the Metal Gear character has the weapons attached. The "bourgeois" arm no. Better this way: whoever has weapons, sooner or later uses them.
Virtuix Omni One VR treadmill
What you need to make your home virtual reality experience as great as possible is to be able to move anywhere. With the Virtuix Omni One VR treadmill you can do it. In fact, this home VR treadmill allows you to move up, down, side to side and in all 360 degrees. Plus, it can even detect if you squat or kneel, as you probably know how to do during your games. Additionally, the Virtuix Omni is just 120cm in diameter, four feet. It won't take up much space in the house.
Ellie Tsang Hello From The Weather Temperature Machine
If you want to know what the weather is like outside, you could turn to the TV or the newspaper for information. But this weather station designed by the Chinese product designer Ellie Tsang is fantastic. Show the outdoor climate in a single device. With a touch of the display you can see (and hear, in part) the weather changes with tangible accuracy. Nice to look at, nice to use. Almost poetic.
Science Robotics RoBeetle microbot the size of an insect
The microbot the size of an insect RoBeetle by Science Robotics runs on methanol, a type of alcohol. This substance allows the insect-sized microbot to hold a lot of energy per unit volume compared to batteries. In fact, this insect-sized microbot does not require an additional external power source. Once in action, it will move on its own just like a real insect, with small artificial muscles that contract and relax.
6Sony Spatial Reality Display
Il Sony Spatial Reality Display is a truly innovative gadget, which almost seems to wink at the futuristic technologies par excellence: the holograms. Providing a lifelike three-dimensional viewing experience, this 3D display has built-in eye detection technology. Using this, the new Sony Spatial Reality Display detects where your eyes are to adapt the 3D image to each. In fact, with its high-speed vision sensor, it tracks the movement of the eyes in a millisecond. Surprisingly, it can also detect the position of your pupil on the vertical, horizontal and depth axes.
Handjet EBS-260 portable printer anywhere
You will have missed this for sure, because I told you about it on the day of August (in another post-harvest, here). The Handjet EBS-260 Handheld Anywhere printer can print on almost any type of media. Whether you're working with wood, concrete, lumber, plastic, or something else, Handjet will instantly print on it. So instead of having to go through multiple steps to print a simple line of numbers on a product, you can just use this portable printer.
The Reevo hubless eBike is completely spoke free
Among the most numerous futuristic technologies of this year, surely there are the mobility solutions. I have dedicated an entire post to all ebike of the future next, but this was off the list. This Reevo has a triple barrier anti-theft system that includes biometric access, integrated electric locks, theft detection and alerts, and GPS tracking. There are also brake lights, headlights, turn signals, locks and a phone base that charge at the same time as the bike. And the removable battery lets you swap it out for an instant boost.