Nixie, designers of a wrist-worn quadcopter, has won Intel’s “Make it Wearable” Challenge, pulling down $500,000.
Five hundred teams applied for the challenge. They were winnowed down to 10 in the “developer” track and 10 in the “visionary” track, the prize for which was awarded in April.
Second prize was won by Open Bionics, a British entrant that designs low-cost bionic robotics; they won $200,000. Third prize went to Proglove, a German/British team with a glove designed to help factory floor workers.
Audience fan favorite was Block, which allows its users to string together modules to create customized wristware.
CEO Brian Krzanich, said Intel will “do something like this again next year… even bigger than this year’s.”
The 10 finalists are described here.