Tagged: Jacquard

Adidas smart insole with help from Google and EA

Adidas has just released an insole for soccer players that can measure aspects of their kicking game. Further, the technology links reality and the virtual world with players that complete certain soccer tests getting rewards they can use when playing the mobile version of FIFA. (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…)