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Dream Come True – Back to the Future’s Self-Drying Jacket Is Finally Here!

Many Back to the Future fans have been desperately waiting for years for the crazy inventions depicted in the movie to come to real life. Most of those doohickeys have been invented already – or at least their prototype versions, such as the hover board.

Among those terrific inventions was Marty McFly’s self-drying jacket. When soaked, the jacket could auto-dry itself by releasing high-pressure air that would puff-up the jacket and dry it within seconds…and yes all the while drying out Marty’s face and hair….

Wondering why I’m reminding you that scene? Guest what! The self-drying jacket is finally invented and already attracting huge amount of funding on KickStarter.

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Falyon, a wearable tech start-up, has successfully created the iconic self-drying jacket from Back to the Future movie. According to what the start-up claims, unlike the movie version where the jacket dries itself within second, this 21st century jacket would take a minute or two to completely dry out by circulating high-pressure air released from the built-in amplifiers.

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The jacket is made up of a breathable material that is also waterproof. The amplifiers are powered by a lightweight battery that sneakily sits in the jacket’s pocket. Falyon claims that the battery weighs as same as an iPhone 6. Plus, the jacket is extremely tech-friendly, i.e., you can fit in as many gadgets as there are pockets in it.

The start-up tried its best to keep the jacket similar to the iconic, Marty Mcfly’s jacket in all aspects like the color of the jacket (red and charcoal color) and the vents near the collar that expels the air near the wearer’s face and hair. However, the only disappointing thing is that the jacket doesn’t talk.

Other than the red and charcoal color, the jacket is also available in several other colors such as cobalt, blue, metallic silver, etc. According to Falyon, the product will be available in April 2016.

Feature Image and Post Images courtesy of: Kickstarter/Falyon

Wearable Technology Took a Whole New Turn – Introducing Biometric Tech Tattoos

People have tried wearable technologies, like tech bracelets, arm bands, etc. mainly for health or activity monitoring purposes. How about we tech that technology and put it directly onto our skins, a tattoo if that’s what you’d like to call?

An Austin-based software design and development company, Chaotic Moon, has recently built a prototype of the first ever high-tech tattoo that uses conductive paint with advanced sensors that collect all the biometric data from your body. In short, it acts as a complete healthy monitoring tattoo.

You may have heard the name, Chaotic Moon, before. It is the same company that is famous for designing unheard-before wearable techs. For instance, one of its craziest yet meaningful inventions is the proximity-sensing headband, Sentiri that we’ve talked about in our last post. The company strives to design and build stuff that can help humanity evolve and take better care of their health.

Back to the “tech tattoo”, you may be wondering by now that if it’d be like a regular tattoo, you won’t be able to get it off of your skin. Don’ you? Well, unlike other implant or cyberpunk sort of technology, this tattoo will be temporary. It can easily be washed off or removed.

Much like other health monitoring devices or gadgets, the tattoo can also collect different types of biometric data of a body and upload it to a device for medical purposes. It can even detect the body temperature of the user, and it can also sense whether the user is experiencing stress which will be based on the user’s heart rate or sweat.

However, the tattoo has the ability or potential to go many steps beyond. For instance, the tech-tattoo can be used for location-tracking of the user as well. Plus, it can also check whether the user’s body has pathogens in it or if it is poisoned. This type of features can be very useful in military level.

If this technology is mastered and churned out a bit chip in the market, lots of crazy-heads – yes those cyberpunks – might experience the cyborg-like body without getting their skins cut off for any augmentation.

Image Courtesy of: chaoticmoon.com

Sona Connected Bracelet – Let’s You Meditate With More Control & Style

Meditation is a serious need in today’s day and age. The cutthroat competition around us and the fast-paced lifestyle leave little to no room for us to give our mind and body the “Zen” it frantically craves.

So, what could be the best way to track our daily activities and acquire the needed zen without slowing ourselves down? Connected Technologies…! Sona, a renowned maker of connected wearables, has recently introduced its first connected bracelet. The bracelet’s job is to help you improve your overall wellness through activity tracking.

Indeed, Sona’s connected bracelet isn’t the first wearable that lets you track your heart rate as there are many other that came before it. However, what make’s Sona stand out from the hordes of similar gadgets out there is that it takes fitness tracking a step beyond.

Unlike other connected wearables, Sona provides a more detailed or advanced heart rate information. It has a built in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) tracker that that not just tracks your pulse rate but also gives you the added information about your cardiovascular and even nervous system.

The bracelet comes in three appealing color combinations. It is made of genuine leather, and milled metal hardware, plus the glossy looks. Apart from advanced sensors like PPG and MEMS motion sensors, it also has a built in vibrator that notifies the users of any incoming calls or text.

Perhaps, one of the most remarkable features of Sona is its Caeden App that tracks even the slight changes in the heart rate and immediately directs you to its Resonance system, which is a meditation program that helps you catch your breath and stabilize your heart rate.

The early-bird pricing for the Sona connected bracelet is $129 that includes some pre-order-exclusive addons like carrying pouch, charging dock, etc.

Image Courtesy of: Caeden