Shoes that turn into shelter

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Conceptual | One Comment

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 ...

Bracelet protects civil rights activists

Posted by 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 ...

Preventing the Invasion of Privacy

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Conceptual | One Comment

There’s a lot of discussion around how wearable technology impacts our notion of privacy. From our body metrics to data about who we are, where we’ve been and who we ...

Experimenting with visual perception

Posted by 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 ...

Skinsucka: a design provocation

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Conceptual | No Comments

Studio XO is a fashion and technology company that creates and engineers interactive wearable experiences at the crossroads of physical-digital media. They have created some really provocative work for clients ...

Controlling light with hand gestures

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Conceptual | No Comments

Blogger Niquita has developed this fascinating prototype in response to some research that was done around hand gestures. The prototype includes two rings that you wear on your thumb and ...

Glasses make sounds visible

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Conceptual | 2 Comments

With the announcement of Google Glass recently, there’s been a growing drumbeat around heads-up displays. The latest focuses on people suffering from hearing loss. The Himri Glasses, created by Daniele ...

A fashionable, wearable camera

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Conceptual | One Comment

Artefact has created a fashionable, wearable concept camera and display that encourages users to snap, share, and wear their photos in an instant called Meme. According to an article published by Fast Company about ...

Examining the culture of militarization

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Conceptual | One Comment

Carrie Mae Rose’s work is aimed to evoke emotion. Her work includes sculptural mandalas made of confiscated scissors and razors and a proposed necklace constructed out of violet wands (a ...

An emotional sensing necklace

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Conceptual | No Comments

Philips Design is always exploring what our futures might look like through their dedicated “far-future” probes research that tracks trends and developments, which may evolve into mainstream issues that have ...

Catalytic clothing purifies the air

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Conceptual | No Comments

Catalytic Clothing, a collaboration between designer/artist Helen Storey and chemist Tony Ryan in partnership with University of Sheffield and University for the Arts London, explores how textiles and nanotechnology can ...

Gloves that capture your secrets

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in Accessories, Conceptual, eTextiles | 3 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 ...

Sensoree explores therapeutic bio media and body architecture

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Conceptual, Other Designers | No Comments

Sensoree is an art and technology design lab focused on body architecture and therapeutic bio.media created by experience designer Kristin Neidlinger and team. Through her work, she explores nervous systems that ...

Rights Through Making explores Wear Culture

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Conceptual | No Comments

Students at Rights Through Making in partnership with Eindoven University of Technology’s ID department are exploring on-body interactions and wear culture that promotes community and celebrates scientific advancement and its ...

Bracelet helps patients rehabilitate

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Conceptual, Medical | No Comments

Health and body monitoring is a hot topic these days, which is what designer Petr Fiala is exploring with his Rehabilitation Bracelet. The bracelet monitors patient health and keeps doctors ...