Bracelet protects civil rights activists

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Conceptual | No Comments

“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

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 in Trends | One Comment

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!

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Events | One Comment

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 ...

A hands-free gesture device

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Augmenting | No Comments

Forget about Kinect that limits gestures to a fixed location (i.e., your living room), Myo is a muscle-gesture wristband that is a completely hands-free gesture input devices. This product looks a ...

Crafting wearables: touchable light

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 in DIY & Hacking | 2 Comments

Textielmuseum Tilburg and designers Kristi Kuusk, Martijn ten Bhömer, and Paula Kassenaar have been exploring “crafted wearables”, one of which is a touch sensitive illuminated garment called Tender. “The world of high-fashion is home to many kinds of ...

Experimenting with visual perception

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in Conceptual | One Comment

Wearable technology isn’t just about health & fitness, which is all the rage right now. German artist lorenz potthast offers an experimental approach to vision that challenges our visual perception. His Decelerator ...

Nike+ Accelerator deadline is approaching

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Events | No Comments

For anyone with a health & fitness idea that wants to integrate with the Nike+ platform, now’s your chance. Nike has offered an accelerator program sponsored by Techstars that will ...

Is it time for a Google Smartwatch?

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Rumors | One Comment

Google is exploring the idea of making a smart watch according to a Business Insider source mentioned on Gigaom. They suggest that “Google is researching how to market such a device and BI notes ...

Battle of the fitness devices: Week 1

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 in Reviews | 5 Comments

Alright folks, my new Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand and Fitbit finally arrived. All of them claim to have similar capabilities and promise to help me reach my goals. Now it’s ...

Feel the rhythm of your music

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Products | No Comments

Launching on Kickstarter, iMusic BodyRhythm is a wearable device that turns music rhythms into a physical experience. It works with an iPhone app and directly links to the playlists on ...

2013: The Year of the Wearable

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 in Trends | 3 Comments

According to Forbes (and a growing number of other sources) 2013 will be the year of wearable technology. ”There will be no bigger exception to commoditization of devices than wearable technology. ...

Battery could revolutionize wearables

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in New technologies | One Comment

Powering wearable devices is one of the big challenges when designing a device that is small and compact enough to wear comfortably. A lot of the bulk is a result ...

Fitbit introduces a flexible wristband

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in Health | One Comment

There’s a mountain of new devices being introduced at CES in Vegas this week and it looks like Fitbit is launching a new flexible wristband called Flex activity tracker. Gizmodo just got a ...

Protecting babies from SIDS

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 in eTextiles | No Comments

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a common fear among parents (especially new parents). Cautious parents typically sneak into their child’s room to check on their breathing pattern’s while sleeping ...

A new fitness tracking device

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 in Health | One Comment

Move over Fitbit and Jawbone Up, Amiigo is a new kid on the block (in addition to the newly anticipated Misfit Shine) that is promising to help improve your health by ...