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Fabrics may soon be able to yield more health data than devices

November 21st, 2014 at 3:43 pm » Comments Off

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 […]

Panther Vision Powercap – a solar-powered flashlight you wear on your head

September 30th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

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.  

Russians circumvent lingerie ban by 3D printing it

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

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.    

This fabric pen can magically mend torn clothing

July 28th, 2014 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

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’ vibrate to point you in the right direction

July 25th, 2014 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

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 […]

We will be 3D printing our clothes in 10 years: Ray Kurzweil

July 1st, 2014 at 8:36 am » Comments Off

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 eliminates personal interaction with salespeople

June 20th, 2014 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

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 […]

Language will be transformed by wearable computers

May 31st, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

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 lets the wearer maintain their personal space in public

May 26th, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

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 […]

Chromosonic color-changing fabric could turn you into a chameleon

May 15th, 2014 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

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 […]

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