Category: Garments

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…)

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…)

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…)