Brainwave bands, Knight Rider-style cars and helmets inspired by Iron Man unveiled
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas this week
Intel used the event to release details about tiny wearable computers
Audi teased a smartwatch that summons a car like Kitt in Knight Rider
Startups unveiled an Iron Man-style augmented reality helmet, and a X Men-inspired headband that can read your brainwaves
While robotic spiders and cargo drones have also been on display
Gadgets inspired by the works of science fiction appear to have influenced many of the latest devices being showcased on day three of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.
Major firms such as Intel used the event to release details about tiny wearable computers, while Audi teased a smartwatch that can summon a self-driving car, reminiscent of Kitt in Knight Rider.
Elsewhere, start-ups unveiled an Iron Man-style augmented reality helmet, and an X-Men-inspired headband that can read your brainwaves.
The Muse sensing headband (pictured) dubbed a ‘brain fitness tool’ that measures brain signals much like a heart rate monitor senses a heartbeat. A total of seven sensors – two on the forehead, two behind the ears plus three reference sensors – detect and measure the activity of the wearer’s brain
The Muse band uses technology similar to that used by Electroencephalography (EEG) machines and takes inspiration from the Cerebro machine in X-Men (fitted to Professor Xavier played by Patrick Stewart pictured)
CES takes place in Las Vegas each year and thousands of manufacturers show off their gadgets and cutting-edge technology.
The show runs until Friday, but many of the major announcements have already taken place.