Combining sportswear and electronics can open up new ways of making training more effective, safer and fun. Fashion design students at Shih Chien University, together with electronic engineers from neighbouring National Taiwan University, took on this creative challenge in a recent 10 day workshop. (more…)

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…)