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…)

Google and Levis announce smart urban cycle jacket

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16 years after the Philips/Levi’s jacket, Levi’s have returned to electronic garments. Together with Google they have announced, at the recent Google I/O, a smart jacket for urban cyclists. The jacket uses the touch pad developed by Google’s project jacquard to enable gesture control of a bluetooth linked smart phone. In the following video an urban cyclist heading through San Francisco puts the jacket through its paces. (more…)

Leggings that measure you

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Given the rather snug nature of leggings, getting the right fit is essential to wearable comfort. LikeAGlove have the solution, a pair of leggings with numerous stretch sensors that can work out your critical measurements, such as waist and thigh circumference. (more…)

Embroidered antennas promise improved reception

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Various fabric antennas for incorporation in garments have been around since 2000 (early example). The topic has been revisited by scientists at Ohio State University who can use high precision embroidery to generate antennas in the microwave frequency. (more…)

Sports bra’s in spring from OmSignal

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In an interesting article from itbusiness, OmSignal announced that they will be complementing their OmSignal shirts with sports bras. The article also describes the companies evolution from an engineering company to one with a stronger garment emphasis. (more…)