10 Awesome Gadgets That Will Change The Future



What does the future have in store for us? We have already seen it through E-paper devices, multi-sensory gadgets, reusable adhesives, omnidirectional cameras, and more. Read on to find out what technology could offer the human race.

10. Power Loader

The Power Loader is a power amplification robot that currently being developed by Activelink, a Panasonic subsidiary venture. This robot can freely utilize power during emergencies or on construction sites that require strenght beyond human capacity. It links people to construction machinery

9. Artificial Photosynthesis System

Panasonic has developed this Artificial Photosynthesis System, which produces organic materials that is efficient in solar energy conversion. With an efficiency of 0.2%, it is almost the same as that in real plants used in biomass energy. The new technology uses sunlight to produce oxygen and organic substances from water and carbon dioxide. Further research about artificial photosynthesis are still finding out more about this new technology, which is deemed to be the solution for global warming and energy issues.

8. Five 3D Cameras

These Panasonic 3D Cameras are used to capture images of places not everyone has an opportunity to visit. For example, Panasonic photographed seven world heritage sites around the world using five cameras together. 3D cameras used to be very large and difficult to handle. Recently, they have gotten smaller, and devices like the 3DA1 camcorder are now available.

7. Full Color E-Paper

This 3.5 prototype has a QVGA display, a pixel density of 113.6 ppi and 70% reflectivity. This e-paper is 2.5 times brighter than that of current color-filter displays. It can reproduce color at  range of 35% higher than that of a newspaper.

6. Multi-Sensory

A research on a cross-modal perception technology is being conducted at Professor Takashi Kawai’s lab at Waseda University’s School of Fundamental Science and Engineering. It employs multi-sensory integration in which participants perceive tactile sensation from visual stimulation. With a “minute tactile sensation”, a very simple mechanism enables the phenomenon of tactile sensation perception, despite the lack of any physical contact, by simply viewing a video.



5. Light-Controlling Sheets

A light-controlling sheet that can switch between mirror and transparent states has currently been developed by AIST. When placed on a window glass, it effectively saves energy by shutting out sunlight, greatly reducing the load on air-conditioning. By simply affixing the sheet to the window, you are able to switch between transparent and mirror.

4. Reusable Adhesive

This AIST-developed material is an organic substance has adhesive strength that can be varied repeatedly by simply shining light on the material, without heating or cooling it. It turns yellow when it is solidified, but when illuminated with UV light, it gradually liquefies and becomes orange. Shine green light on the material and it harden again and goes back to being yellow. This is the first example of a solid-liquid transition caused by light alone.

3. Omnidirectional Camera

This omnidirectional camera us currently being developed by Ricoh. The camera takes a full 360° panoramic image in one shot. With two fish-eye lenses, each covering 180 degrees, the camera combines two pictures and sends them via Wi-Fi to a tablet or smartphone for viewing. And automatically, you have your pictures ready for posting on Facebook.

2. Flexible Film Speaker

This electroaccoustic film developed by Fujifilm will be the next generation’s flexible devices. With this new film, sound distortion can be prevented  by making its elasticity depend on frequency, even when the film is deformed. The result is a film that is both flexible and is of high quality sound.

1. Dual-Screen Android Smartphone

The Medias W is a brainchild dual-screen smartphone by Docomo. It features two 4.3″ displays, a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, an 8.1 MP camera and runs on an Android 4.1. It used to be folded up like a smartphone and can open up to become a 5.6 inch screen.



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