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The latest trends, products and events going on with on-body interfaces, etextiles, and wearable technology.

The Internet of YOU

Mar 27, 2014 | No Comments
The Internet of YOU

Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you. The recent Apple Healthbook and ...

Join me at Connected Bodies Symposium

Feb 19, 2014 | No Comments
Join me at Connected Bodies Symposium

Art Center College of Design in partnership with Intel is hosting a Symposium today titled, Connected Bodies: Imagining New Wearables. I will be speaking on a panel that will be ...

Why companies need to make wearables cool

Feb 18, 2014 | One Comment
Why companies need to make wearables cool

My colleague at Artefact, Craig Hajduk, recently wrote an article about the business of wearables. As this new industry continues to pave its way, there are a significant amount of ...

Join me at CES Vegas today

Jan 8, 2014 | One Comment
Join me at CES Vegas today

I’ll be speaking on a wearable tech panel today at CES in Vegas. Come and join me if you’re attending. Some information on the talk: Wearable Technology Panel When: January ...

An unobtrusive language translator

Dec 10, 2013 | No Comments
An unobtrusive language translator

The internet and smartphones have made it much easier to converse with people who speak different languages to you, with services using these technologies providing both instant text-to-speech and speech-to-speech ...

Textiles transform with body movement

Dec 8, 2013 | No Comments
Textiles transform with body movement

Textile and fashion designer, Langdi Lin, created this evocative collection for the MA Textile Futures 2012 in Central Saint Martins. The project questions how textiles can bring a new perspective ...

The future of healing broken bones

Dec 3, 2013 | One Comment
The future of healing broken bones

Jake Evill, a recent graduate of the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has created the ‘Cortex Cast’, a fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, ...

Vocalize sounds without your voicebox

Aug 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
Vocalize sounds without your voicebox

Nic Wallenberg’s The Human Speaker is a curious electrical collar that allows you to vocalize electronic sounds without using your voicebox. Usually when singing or speaking, vibrations originating in the ...

Shoes that turn into shelter

Aug 14, 2013 | One Comment
Shoes that turn into shelter

From geometric caravans to homes in a cart, the idea of having a portable shelter wherever one travels can be an enticing one (depending on your disposition, of course). Australian design company Sibling has made ...

Misfit Shine, available at the Apple store

Aug 6, 2013 | No Comments
Misfit Shine, available at the Apple store

This week, the Misfit Shine will join at least three other wearable products on Apple Store shelves, including the Jawbone Up, the Nike+ FuelBand and various versions of the Fitbit. ...

A forecast on the future of wearables

Jul 12, 2013 | No Comments
A forecast on the future of wearables

As Google Glass gains momentum (including all the media buzz about it right now), companies and researchers are trying to decide what will be the next big breakthrough in wearable ...

Apple hires major fashion exec

Jul 4, 2013 | No Comments
Apple hires major fashion exec

Big news for wearables (well, could be). Apple hires Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve. With a nod to the luxury fashion world, the tech giant brings former YSL CEO ...

Wearable Panel: The Future in Now

Jul 1, 2013 | One Comment
Wearable Panel: The Future in Now

From my friends at Ziba… Ziba hosted a wearable technology panel back in April including Sean Madden Executive Managing Director at Ziba, Roberto Tagliabue Executive Director of Software Design at ...

Jawbone to acquire BodyMedia for $100M

Apr 30, 2013 | One Comment
Jawbone to acquire BodyMedia for $100M

Big news for wearable tech in the consumer electronics sector. Jawbone’s BodyMedia acquisition is an important milestone and an indication that the wearable tech industry is starting to take off ...

Join me in SF at Smart Fabrics!

Apr 19, 2013 | One Comment
Join me in SF at Smart Fabrics!

I’ll be speaking at the Smart Fabrics Conference in San Francisco today, which focuses on: Software and services — building the integrated wearable technology ecosystem The key principles the emerging ...

Bracelet protects civil rights activists

Apr 18, 2013 | No Comments
Bracelet protects civil rights activists

“Fighting for human rights is a noble undertaking, but it’s also extremely dangerous in places where that fight isn’t about simply arguing over abstractions. Aware of the very real possibility ...

3 ways to make wearables wearable

Mar 18, 2013 | One Comment
3 ways to make wearables wearable

Wearable technology is the next new wave of technology, and it’s bound to drive a lot of the innovation in the consumer electronics industry. We can expect to see a lot more ...

Join me in Austin at SXSW!

Feb 26, 2013 | One Comment
Join me in Austin at SXSW!

Join me in Austin at SXSW where I will be sharing a vision for what’s next in wearable technology. Here’s a hint: wearable technology represents an entire new era of ...