Data from smart apparel will begin carving a health roadmap for the wearer. What if your outfit made more than a fashion statement? Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics, smart clothing is a burgeoning new space in which sensors are now fixed, woven, and embedded into everyday wear. Hap Klopp, founder of North […]
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Panther Vision Powercap When you go out into the darkness then you’d better be prepared with a good durable flashlight to light up your path. However, packing an extra flashlight may sometimes make your gear a bit heavy which can slow you down.
3D printed lingerie. A Eurasian Union law prevents the production or import of lace garments, but the German lingerie brand, Lascana, has turned to 3D printing to circumvent that law. Lingerie lovers rejoice because you next pair of sexy undies may be on the way to you thanks to 3D printing.
Fabric Pen The average American throws out around 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles like shoes and sheets every year. The problem is that clothes are so cheap that it’s easier to replace something than repair it if a piece happens to tear. Many of us no longer even know how to sew. One […]
Lechal ‘smartshoes’ People in India will be the first in the world to get access to what could be the next big thing in wearable technology: the smartshoe. Ducere Technologies Pvt., an Indian startup, is going to start selling its Bluetooth enabled Lechal shoes for more than $100 a pair in September. The smartshoes sync up […]
OpenKnit 3D printing is one of those new things that gets hyped all the damn time. Retail UPS stores carrying pay-per-use printers, MakerBots in every school, a ”new brick in the Great Wall,” and guns, guns, guns, to name a few examples. (Video)
The Connected Fitting Room Retailers rely heavily on online shopping. This has many advantages to in-store shopping for both the customer and the retailer. Online shopping doesn’t allow for spontaneous purchases. But it also doesn’t permit the customer to try on a garment. Seeing how a color looks against your skin or how an item […]
Smart clothes and accessories will let us share thoughts and sensations as well as words Fabled mathematicians Edward O. Thorp and Claude Shannon, of MIT, walked into a Las Vegas casino in August 1961. They intended to try their luck at roulette, a game in which players bet on where a whirling ball will land after […]
Personal Space Dress People everywhere knows how uncomfortable it is to feel that someone is invading your personal space when commuting, and no one knows more about that than then subway riders of Hong Kong. Kathleen McDermott, an MFA Creative Media student at City University of Hong Kong, has created a mechanical dress that will adjust […]
Color-changing fabric We haven’t quite figured out how to make a real invisibility cloak yet, we are coming up with better ways to camouflage ourselves. And what better way to do that than taking a cue from nature? Wouldn’t it be cool if we could change the color of our clothes like the chameleon changes the color […]