An unobtrusive language translator

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Augmenting | No Comments

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 ...

Vocalize sounds without your voicebox

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Augmenting | 2 Comments

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 ...

A hands-free gesture device

Posted by 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 ...

A suit that alters your world

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Augmenting | No Comments

Designer Maxence Parache has created Hyper(reality), which alters the perception of our environment using an augmented reality helment, an interactive glove and a Microsoft Kinect system. The experience allows you ...

Growing light

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Augmenting, eTextiles, Other Designers | One Comment

I instantly fell in love with this project by Jordy Rooijakkers (TU/e Industrial Design) for Philips Lumiblade Creative Lab, which is a Growing Light that responds to touch. Caress the ...

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 ...

Introducing the first 3D printed bikini

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Augmenting, eTextiles, New technologies | One Comment

Continuum Fashion has launched a new project called N12, which is the first 100% 3D printed and ready-to-wear garment in the shape of a cute little bikini. To get it ...

Useless networks experimentation

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Augmenting, Conceptual | No Comments

I am loving this experimental work by Art Center College of Design student Daniel Lara called Useless Networks. Daniel describes us as becoming numb to our own sophisticated body sensors ...

A low-cost rehabilitation glove

Posted by on May 8, 2011 in Augmenting, Conceptual, Robotics | No Comments

Students from Montreal’s McGill University have created a prototype recovery glove that encourages stroke patients who suffer the loss of hand motor skills to “relearn” how to use it through game ...

adidas megalizer dj-mixing footwear

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Augmenting, DIY & Hacking, Sports Tech | One Comment

Paris-based “creative technologist” Didier Brun is developing a fantastic project for adidas to help promote the release of their sneaker collection MEGA. The project includes embedded sensors in the line ...

The Illuminated fashion line-up

From the stage to the shelves, illuminated clothing seems to be paving the way right now for wearable technology to reach a wider audience. As I was once skeptical about ...

Chris Brown lights up the stage

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in Augmenting, New technologies | No Comments

Illuminated clothing has been exploding on the stage recently from Tron’s drool-worthy illuminated costumes,  CuteCircuits Illuminated performance couture, to Anouk Wipprecht‘s illuminated Black-Eye Peas Super Bowl couture, light-up clothing seems to be paving the way ...

Nike shoe speakers challenge our throw-away culture

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Augmenting | No Comments

I’m loving these Nike shoe speakers that challenge our throw-away culture by repurposing old shoes. ”The Havana Club have issued a call for entries into the Inspired Ingenuity competition. The challenge ...

Will Turnage shows off his “rocker” garment at #sxsw

I’m currently at #sxsw interactive in Austin soaking in all the ideas, conversations and people. I was pleasantly surprised when R/GA‘s Will Turnage stood up in his talk with Chloe ...

Sneakers that take microblogging one step further

Posted by on Mar 13, 2011 in Augmenting, Products | No Comments

I’m currently at SXSW in Austin where the talks are barraged with analysis and future speculation around social graphs, keeping up with them, and taking them further. Twitter and microblogging ...