Tagged: Wearables

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)