Winners Announced for Intel’s ‘Make it Wearable’ Contest

Intel’s Make it Wearable contest, announced at CES 2014, challenged competitors to design innovative and creative wearable devices. Devices could be entered on one of two tracks: ‘Development’ (must be an actual concept based on Intel technology) and ‘Visionary’ (ideas without boundaries). Development track winners have now been announced. First place and $500,000 went to a team developing the Nixie quadcopter drone, which is worn on a user’s wrist and can be thrown into the air to snap the ultimate selfie. Second place was taken by Open Bionics, a robotic prosthetic hand, built for sub-$1,000. ProGlove, described as a ‘professional wearable production tool’, took third.