It is difficult to keep up with technological trends as they are constantly growing and changing. Many of these trends are created to enhance lives and to make life less complicated.
Helping the Legally Blind
One such trend is emerging in the area of the blind. eSight has been designed for those that are legally blind and allow them the chance to become mobile and regain their independence. They are able to read, write, see their loved ones and their surroundings and live a lifestyle where they can engage in hobbies and even have the opportunity to travel.
For students who are visually impaired the eSight allows them to view the board while sitting in lectures and to read from tablets or computers and move around campus independently. For those in the workplace eSight means they can commute to and from work and function as a sighted person by using various technologies when doing presentations or even playing the best online pokies. eSight makes use of a high definition camera which captures everything and the algorithms then enhance this feed enabling the user to view things on the screen.
Many people around the world today are interested in the environment and saving water is a big part of this initiative. The e-Shower is one of those innovations which help to save water. This shower makes use of a low flow showerhead which looks and functions like a normal showerhead and the water is drained after one shower. With FreshCycles the water is recycled and purified and can be reused. This filter reuses a water drop around 9 times and also gives users a high pressure, high volume shower and still saves up to 80% energy and 90% water.
After each shower the e-Shower will self-clean and drain which flushes the filter. The next user will enjoy a sparkling clean shower. Water is collected in a small reservoir while fresh water is added to keep the water at the correct temperature. Excess water is drained and this allows the water to remain fresh. There is a filter which blocks any hair or dirt and the UVC lamp purifies the water and the process is then repeated.
Social media trends are always popular and the Snapchat Spectacle is just one way in which this trend is growing. Snap Inc., formerly Snapchat released their first hardware product, spectacles that record 10 second videos. These videos are then saved to the user’s Snapchat Memories, which is a way that users can save their old pics as well as share them in the main app. These photos can be edited and organised later. The camera makes use of a 115 degree lens which is meant to replicate how humans see. They are quite pricey at the moment and can be bought in three colours, black, teal and coral.
Many people are also becoming more health conscious and are taking better care of themselves, making an effort to make fitness part of their lifestyle. The Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel is a red hub that can transform almost any bicycle into an electric hybrid. The hub has a motor, sensors, control systems and a battery. Users are able to personalise their cycling journey by connecting their smartphone using Bluetooth.
Users will experience shorter distances and hills will not seem as strenuous. Users merely need to change their back wheel and replace it with the Copenhagen Wheel. It synchronises with the user’s movements and then amplifies pedal power up to 10 times.
Trends in technology are forever changing and making lives simpler and more productive while protecting our environment and loved ones.