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3D printed spider dress
Need we say more? Designer Anouk Wipprecht updated her slightly rnfreaky spider dress and integrated it with several technologies rnleveraging Intel’s rnEdison chip. The spider leg epaulettes are now roboticized and if rnsomeone gets too close, they react.
Put this one under the useless gadget category. If you’re ready to rnquit smoking, this lighter is intended to help you. But it doesn’t rnreally do anything other than track how many times you light up each rnday. You can set it to not allow you to light a cigarette if you exceed rnyour preset number. But then, that’s what matches are for.
DreamScience alarm clock
Consider this a fancy alarm clock. Oregon Scientific has developed a rngadget, also known as an alarm clock, that claims to monitor your rnsleepwaves and raise and lower the volume of its “brainwave embedded rnsounds” to help you sleep better and wake up easier.
Smart dog collars
No gallery of CES 2015 weirdness would be complete without the Belty.rn Because, guess what? This motorized belt is intended to make you more rnactive by vibrating if you’ve been sedentary too long. And if you rnindulge in a big meal, Belty will automatically loosen to make you more rncomfortable as your waistline expands. Think of it as an ugly virtual rnfitness coach that doesn’t judge too harshly.
Muse brainwave sensing headband
Want to have your brainwaves monitored? (Who doesn’t, right?) Buddha rnblended with Big Brother is the first thing that comes to mind with rnMuse, a brainwave sensing headband spotted at CES. While we have no idearn whether this works or not, the concept is a bit far fetched. Muse rnadvertises that it can train your brain to to give you a calmer, more rncomposed mind
The same folks from Aspira Science that brought you iGrow are also rnpitching iDerma, another device that uses low-level light therapy. This rnone claims to improve the skin’s appearance. Not sure if that is becausern you’re wearing a mask to cover your face, or if the device actually rnworks. But either way, it’s quirky and interesting.
Smart dog collars
Ever wanted to know what your dog sees when he’s barking? Or talk to rnhim when you’re not at home? Sure, it’s a bit wacky. But could have rnuseful applications.
Motorola unveiled two new smart dog collars at CES. rnThe Scout 5000 smart collar includes a GPS tracker, WiFi connectivity rnand a 720p camera that beams video to the pet owner’s smartphone so thatrn you can see what your dog is seeing when he barks outside, or if he rnruns off and you’re desperately trying to find him. It also uses an app rnto track exercise rnand a speaker so that you can talk to your beastie through your phone rnwhile you’re away.
The Scout 2500 is perfect for smaller dogs. It does everything that the bigger 5000 does, but without a video camera attached.
iGrow hair growth helmet
Medical marvel or a waste of money? It’s hard to say without testing it,rn but Aspira Science has developed a hair growth helmet, called iGrow, rnand featured it at CES 2015. Users are supposed to wear the bulky devicern for 25 minutes four times a week and