Victor Mateevitsi has built a suit that's so responsive users can "feel" nearby objects. In fact, the "SpiderSense" suit is so sensitive it elicits a tingling sensation in its users, allowing them to navigate areas with their eyes closed. Can you imagine how that might improve the life of someone who is visually impaired?
"The suit is composed of small, robotic arms encased in microphone-equipped modules attached to one's body," Discovery explained. "The mics send out and receive ultrasonic reflections from objects within one's environment."
What that means is the suit can detect when a person or thing is nearby, putting pressure on "the corresponding body section from wherever the 'threat' is coming." Basically, it'll be impossible to sneak up on someone from behind if they're wearing Mateevitsi's creation.
What's crazy is how adept it is at detecting things that are in range. During a test, Mateevitsi suited up some subjects and equipped them with harmless objects to throw at a person, or "threat," they sensed was approaching. Mateevitsi said test subjects were 95 percent successful at detecting and hitting the approaching threats.
Every person who has ever wanted to live like Spider-Man may one day get the opportunity. It's unclear how close something needs to be for detection, but imagine how this might improve someone's life as the SpiderSense suit tech evolves.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Step into your favorite film with a pair of 3D glasses
Experience movies and video games in the most realistic way with a pair of 3D glasses. Our guide has the best to help you narrow down your choice.