Category: Garments

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…)

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…)

Sneek peek at the future of fashion

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Nice short video from Innovate UK looking at possible fashion futures including; novel light bending materials and textiles that change colour depending on the unseen environment, also cross disciplinary play-spaces (more…)

Sonic Top Hat leads the way

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A set of Cornell University students have developed a prototype top hat with a GPS that navigates the wearer using 3D sound. (more…)