Interactive ring that helps you game

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Accessories | No Comments

Ringbow founders Saar Shai and Efrat Barit, have created a gaming accessory designed to be used with touch-based interfaces. They’re currently raising money on Kickstarter and are getting closer to ...

Adding haptic feedback to gesture interfaces

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Accessories | One Comment

One of the problems with using physical gestures with UI navigation or gaming (think Kinect) is the lack of any sort of haptic feedback. You basically wave your hand around ...

3D Printed Wearable Planters

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Accessories | No Comments

I am loving these tiny wearable planters that are made from raw 3D prints. 3D printing is on the verge of revolutionizing the way that products are produced and sold ...

Glasses provide sound and scent

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Accessories | No Comments

Researchers from Keio University in Tokyo have created glasses designed to not only augment the wearer’s sight, but also sound AND smell. The glasses are aimed to enhance our social ...

Electronic Eyeglasses Change Prescription On Command

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in Accessories | One Comment

There’s a new breed of spectacles that modify your sight for every occasion. Developed by a company called PixelOptics, emPower electronic focusing eyewear does exactly what it sounds like: change ...

The new aesthetic of wearable medical devices

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Accessories, Aesthetics, Medical | No Comments

There’s an emerging trend focused on a new aesthetic of wearable medical devices that are beautiful, fashionable, functional, and ultimately celebrate an ailment rather than hide it. Afterall, if you ...

Jawbone wristband tracks health to fight obesity

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in Accessories, Products | No Comments

Jawbone announced a project they’ve been quietly working on for years on stage at TED Global. It’s a wearable band called Up, which is infused with sensors and a connected ...

Gloves that capture your secrets

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in Accessories, Conceptual, eTextiles | 2 Comments

Designer and maker, Meg Grant, has been exploring wearable technology and eTextiles. Her latest work Secret Keeper Gloves, extends human behavior and tendencies in a poetic, playful way through simple ...

Wireless display in your contacts

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Accessories, Augmenting | One Comment

Technology from STMicroelectronics for a Swiss medical startup points the way to integrating a display in a contact lens. The lens includes a wireless MEMS sensor that acts as a ...

Bringing beauty to diabetes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Accessories, Products | No Comments

I love it when simple ideas can have such a big impact. Designer and creator, Jessica Floeh, is investigating the union of fashion and technology at Parsons’ School of Art ...

Light-embellished cufflinks

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Accessories, Products | No Comments

Adafruit creates wearable electronics that are “subtle and fun to wear”. Their premiere product, iCuffLinks, is a rather beautiful set of geekwear cufflinks that mimic the breathing light patterns of ...

Analog interactions: braking objects to make new ones

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Accessories | No Comments

Mey and Boaz Kahn of Studio Kahn love the gesture of braking objects to create new meaning and reveal new functions with their most recent sculptural objects titled Fragile. Made ...

On-demand fabricated swimwear

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Accessories, eTextiles | One Comment

Here’s another product being developed using 3d printing techniques. Unlike Continuum Fashion’s N12 that prints custom made bikinis made of 3d print-able nylon beads, this bikini is laser cut from ...

Lulin Ding dreams up digital makeup

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Accessories, Aesthetics, Conceptual | No Comments

Industrial designer Lulin Ding is investigating digital makeup with a recent project that turns your eyeshadow into a glowing, illuminated splash of color. “I was interested in the way women ...

An incredible wearable technology resource list

Digital media designer-artist, theorist and curator ValĂ©rie Lamontagne has an incredible wearable technology resources page that lists the who’s who and who’s upcoming in the wearable technology and eTextile field. ...