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BY GILLIAN CAFIERO

MotoHelmet with Built-In SatNav: Safety Augmented

The Russian startup Livemap is developing a motorcycle helmet with built in GPS system that will allow drivers to navigate foreign streets safely. The helmet, inspired by fighter

MotoHelmet

MotoHelmet

pilots’ head-ware, will use the Android operating system and be controlled with Nuance-based voice control. This 1.4kg harness will enable motorcycle enthusiasts to roam streets without ever letting go of the handlebars or get distracted from the journey ahead. The MotoHelment is currently available for pre-order at $500 (£304) and is expected to launch in the UK by the end of 2014. Here is what it’s going to look like: (images: Livemap)

PowerUp 3.0 Smart Module: Smart Paper Airplane

The PowerUp 3 insert and app allow users to control their paper airplanes directly with their smartphones. The carbon-fiber device is completely crash proof, has a battery life of about 10 minutes and operates a Bluetooth Smart Technology that enables connectivity within a 55m range. The app is sweet and simple; it has a throttle lever to control ascent and descent, it responds to left/right tilting to determine direction, and- best of all- it has an Air Traffic Control indicator.

PowerUp2

PowerUp2

PowerUp will be first available on Android 4.3 and iOS and its creators are working on developing a built in video camera. The ‘Basic Package’ is currently going on Kickstarter for $30 (£18) and the expected delivery date is May 2014. Here is what it’s going to look like: (images Kickstarter)

 

Panono Panoramic Ball Camera: Aerial View Pret-a-Proter

The Panono Ball is a sphere with 36 3-pixel cameras integrated in it. It is automatically activated when it is thrown into the air and has a sensor that allows it to recognize when it has reached the peak of its flight. Once this point is reached all the cameras snap simultaneously and send their images to Panono’s picture-merging cloud service. Here, the shots are converted into an animated sequence that can be accessed through Panono’s App. The ‘ball’ can also be activated directly through the App or by pressing the only button on the device. Panono assures that the ‘ball’ can be dropped without breaking but prudently warns that it is not a good replacement for a football. Pre-orders are currently going for $500 (£304) and the expected delivery is before the end of 2014. Here is what it’s going to look like: (Images: Panono)

Panono

Panono

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