Insoles monitor the way you walk

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Kinetic | 2 Comments

If you’re thinking about movement monitoring, here’s an interesting pedo-biometrics application. Research shows that each person has a unique way of walking that can be measured by pressure and your ...

Experiments with kinetic and mechanical garments

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Kinetic | 2 Comments

Art Center College of Design Media Design student, Jae Kim, has done some fascinating structural and mechanical experiments that explore kinetic mechanics and movement in garments. The skirt exploration “is ...

Diana Eng’s inflatable dress

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in Aesthetics, Augmenting, Conceptual, Kinetic, Robotics | No Comments

This is an older project, but still worth a reminder. Diana Eng, in collaboration with Emily Albinski, created this gorgeous dress way back in 2003, which ended up making its way ...

Exploring the effects of personal volume

Posted by on Jan 17, 2009 in Augmenting, Kinetic | No Comments

Designers Einar, Castillñano and Anette Andersen, call their collective the Spatials. They collaborated on a project that explores private and personal spaces and how they are affected by our surroundings ...

Communication apparel

Posted by on Dec 30, 2008 in Kinetic, Other Designers | No Comments

(image source) Alis Cambol, interaction designer and design analyst at frog design in New York, has created a series of gorgeous garments that explore non-verbal communication titled Communication Apparel. Her ...

Dress provides personal space

Posted by on Dec 14, 2008 in Kinetic | 2 Comments

Teresa Almeida designed Space Dress, which makes a comment on personal space in public places. It was originally designed for rush hour in New York City’s subway system to help ...

“Walking City” kinetic dresses

Posted by on Dec 7, 2008 in Aesthetics, Fashion, Kinetic | 3 Comments

Montreal-based fashion designer, Ying Gao, takes movement in fashion and garments to a whole new level. One of her recent collections, titled Walking City, includes three garments that respond to movement, wind ...

A wearable device that helps you walk

Posted by on Nov 9, 2008 in Augmenting, Kinetic, Products, Robotics | No Comments

Honda recently unveiled a robotic wearable device that helps you walk. The seat is similar to a bike seat that connects a robotic leg to your shoes. It’s strong enough ...

Living, breathing sculptures as second skin

Posted by on Nov 8, 2008 in Aesthetics, Augmenting, Kinetic | No Comments

Extra-Soft (XS) labs has created some beautiful pieces that change shape, reveal hidden layers, and expose the wearer’s skin by using the shape memory alloy, nitinol. The material contracts when ...

Shape-shifting garments by Hussein Chalayan

Posted by on Nov 2, 2008 in Aesthetics, Fashion, Kinetic | No Comments

Hussein Chalayan, one of my all-time favorite fashion designers, is constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be technologically integrated into his garments. His 2007 “A Hundred and Eleven” show ...