Battery could revolutionize wearables

Posted by 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 ...

Sony files for smart glasses patent

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in New technologies | No Comments

Continuing the race to who creates the first market-ready heads-up display…Sony has “quietly applied for a patent on a familiar-looking smart glasses system whose advantage over [Google Glass] would be ...

Lucy McRae creates liquid textiles for Robyn

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in New technologies | 2 Comments

Lucy McRae’s incredible body of work straddles the worlds of fashion, technology and the body. She has spent many years architecting nan-technology and bio-tech structures around the body that re-shape ...

MSR explores wearable touch and gesture

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in New technologies | No Comments

Microsoft Research Redmond researchers Hrvoje Benko and Scott Saponas have been investigating the use of touch interaction in computing devices since the mid-’00s. Now, two sharply different yet related projects demonstrate novel approaches to the ...

Cubify creates 3D printed shoes

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in New technologies | No Comments

3D printing was all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that I attended this month. One stand-out was Cubify’s consumer-targeted desktop printer called Cube that is ...

Forget about the killer app, we need a killer OS

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in New technologies | One Comment

There’s a lot of discussion around what the first wearable technology “killer app” will be, but first what we need at this early cusping time in the field is the ...

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 ...

A more fashionable spin on the solar-powered bag

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in New technologies | No Comments

There are a lot of products out there that attach solar panel cells to the outside of a bag to generate power for your devices. But up until now, they ...

Nancy Tilbury fashion phreaks

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in New technologies | No Comments

Wearable technology designer, Nancy Tilbury, has recently launched a project called Fashion Phreaking, which is new form of contextualizing Smart Clothing and Intelligent Cloth. “Most ‘Smart Fashion’ is currently awkward, ...

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 ...

Exploring soft sensors and eTextiles

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in New technologies | No Comments

The DIY community and small research studios around the world are continuously pushing the boundaries on the possibilities of eTextiles. Here are some interesting projects and sensors that are being ...

An incredible wearable technology resource list

Digital media designer-artist, theorist and curator Valérie 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. ...

Electronics that can bend

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in New technologies, Products | No Comments

Cambridge, Massachusetts advanced materials company, MC10, is cookin’ up some amazing bendable high-performance electronics that us wearable technology folks would LOVE to get our dirty little hands on. Imagine a shirt ...

Data Gathering Workout Shirt for the NFL

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in New technologies, Products | No Comments

One of the big opportunities in wearable technology is in professional sports where precision and performance can be tracked and improved. Under Armour has created a new line of evaluation ...