INCREDIBLE flying camera can be worn like a watch

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NEW YORK – The simple selfie could be about to get a lot more interesting.

A team from Stanford University in America, are developing a wearable mini drone that could bring a different perspective to your snaps.

The Nixie cam clips neatly to wrist, then when you fancy taking a selfie you simply turn it on, let it unfold and fly away.

Powered by four tiny propellers, the clever copter will head skyward before snapping your selfie and automatically flying back to your wrist.

Nixie’s creator, Christoph Kohstal said “I wanted to build a flying wristband that can give aerial photoraphy to you.

“With a simple gesture, it can unfold and take off, it knows where you are to take the picture, before coming back for you to put it on your wrist.”

The flying camera is still in the early stages of development, but has just secured $50,000 (£30,000) in funding after making the finals of Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ competition.

Nixie will also get technical support from Intel to speed up the design process.

It will go up against ten products including a wristband that heats and cools your body and a t-shirt cam that gives sports fans a first person perspective of events.

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