New connector for clothes

Good, robust, electrical contacts in clothes is still a real challenge, particularly for items integrated into garments. However, we may be a step closer to a solution as Japanese aviation have developed a new thin elastic connector that should survive the regular movement experienced by clothes. (more…)

Teardown of Nike’s HyperAdapt trainers

When we first saw the Nike HyperAdapt trainers we had a burning curiosity about how they worked. How do you make a shoe that dynamically changes the tension on the laces? TribeMind have found the answers with an excellent teardown. (more…)

Graphene properties showcased on dress

Cutecircuit have created a dress to highlight some of the properties of graphene, the mono-layers of carbon that have excellent strength and conductivity. (more…)

Posture pants for yoga lovers

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Wearable experiment have produced a legging for Yoga participants that uses haptic feedback on the quality of your posture, when trying to achieve a particular position. (more…)

Conductive tattoos – skin deep electronics

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Conductive tattoos open up the possibility to have electronics directly on your skin, including items such as: input devices or RFID antennas. This is the work of Cindy Kao, an MIT PhD student working together with Microsoft research. (more…)

Deforming shirt shows your effort

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German designer Simone Schramm has created an experimental deforming sports top. The idea appears to be that through tightening of threads within the garment it can be made to open the surface and reveal colors from a lower layer. (more…)

Pressure sensing textile from LG

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A lack of robust textile sensors and electronic components has held up the advance of electronic garments. LG are attempting to fill the gap, with a textile pressure sensor. (more…)