Tag Archives: kickstarter

06Mar/17

Pendant device turns your voice into text

Ukrainian programmers have developed a device in the shape of a pendant that can record your voice and transcribe it into a text file. Roselle Chen reports.

LVIV, UKRAINE / VARIOUS LOCATIONS, UNITED STATES (REUTERS / SENSTONE INC) – This little pendant packs a lot of punch by making it possible to convert your ideas into text.

Senstone was devised by programmers in the Ukrainian cities of Lviv and Kiev and transforms the user’s voice into notes stored on their phone or tablet.

SENSTONE INC CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, NAZAR FEDORCHUK,

“It’s relatively small. It records your voice once you tap it and converts it into text notes. The good thing about it – it can work anywhere, you can do it on the go while walking, driving, hiking, when your hands are busy or in any other situation.”

SENSTONE DESIGNER, YURIY KYRYLIV,

“Senstone is a sort of alien’s stone which records your thoughts and saves the moment when an idea comes to you and you have a short amount of time to write it down.”

Users press a button, and a series of tiny LEDs flash to indicate that recording is taking place.

Pressing the button again stops the recording.

An app on the user’s phone will sync with the Senstone automatically via Bluetooth.

The sound files are downloaded and speech is automatically transcribed.

The device recognizes twelve languages, including Ukrainian and English.

A Kickstarter campaign that ran to the end of February easily raised the required $50,000 (USD) funding.

10Feb/16

3-in-1 ‘wearable shelter’ for Syrian refugees

UK students have devised a three-in-one garment that quickly transforms from a jacket to a sleeping bag to a tent. They want their ‘wearable shelters’ to be distributed among refugees arriving in Europe.

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07Aug/15

Japanese engineer develops world’s first ‘car in a bag’

TOKYO, JAPAN (REUTERS) – This sleek miniature personal transporter would not look out of place in a sci-fi movie.

The WalkCar could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo.
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09Jul/15

Eye-tracking headset opens new worlds for disabled gamers

An eye-tracking virtual reality headset lets users interact with the environment just by looking at it. FOVE says its technology could not only revolutionise the gaming industry but have applications to help people with various disabilities interact with their surroundings.

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06Jul/15

Mood-changing wearable tech sets pulses racing

Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer’s mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist. Matthew Stock reports.
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15Jun/15

The writing’s on the wall with Phree smart pen

A smart pen which can translate doodles written on almost any surface into readable text on your smartphone has been developed in Israel.

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24May/15

Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / JAPAN (REUTERS / FOVE) – The days of using your hands to play video games could be in the past.

Called FOVE, this headset uses advanced eye tracking to provide the wearer with an immersive and completely hands-free virtual reality.
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26Mar/15

Brooklyn company promotes Hillary with action figure

A Brooklyn-based company uses Kickstarter to fund production of an action figure to promote their preferred presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.
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