GENEVA (ap)- A hands free umbrella, parachutes for airplains and other quirky inventionswent on display at the opening of the world's biggest fair for new gadgets. Even the ribbon-cutting was done by a humanoid robot.
A thousand inventions all had their debut in Geneva , including a robotic claw hand, a high-tech screen to play simulated golf and a ball designed to protect its user from electromagnetic waves generated by WIFI and other household devices. Television, radio and microvaes all use electromagnetic waves that vary according to wavelength, energy and frequently. Jacques Surbeck of Geneva said the ball aims to improve health. This one works in order to linearize the waves in order to allow them to be compatible with the biological experience," he said.