Light up, warm up textile for cyclists

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Sports Tech | No Comments

Well, if you’re going to make light-up garments, this is one way to do it. Hamburg company, Realflex, has created a product that not only lights up for safety, but ...

Athletes using wearable tech to win gold

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Sports Tech | One Comment

PSFK published a good article that takes a look at how olympic athletes are using wearable technology to win Gold in London. “Brought to you with the help of Intel, ...

Nike launches sensor-embedded footwear

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Sports Tech | One Comment

Continuing its nikeplus and fuel evolution, Nike has launched Nike Lunartr1+, sensor-embedded footwear that tracks how hard, fast and often you train and syncs it to a mobile app. The ...

A Nike MAG Sneakers Show & Tell

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Sports Tech | No Comments

Electronic footwear has been making its way from the high-fashion runway (check out fashion designer Edmundo Castillo‘s latest light-up stilettos, the Light Sandal) to the sports industry. Nike’s footwear guru Tinker ...

Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Snow Surfer

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Sports Tech | No Comments

Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton films Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes wearing a snowbaording suit entirely enveloped in LEDs made by designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. Sutton filmed this gorgeous short ...

Nike+ adds FuelBand to their product suite

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Sports Tech | No Comments

It was apparent after walking through the North Hall at CES this month that there’s an explosion of wearable hardware solutions aimed at fitness and healthcare and Nike isn’t shy ...

Turn signal glove for cyclers

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Sports Tech | One Comment

Cycling is becoming more and more popular, especially during summer months in the Pacific Northwest and in cities that are designed for biking. With the activity, however, comes danger. Just ...

An explosion of wearable fitness devices

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Sports Tech | No Comments

There seems to be an explosion of fitness-related wearable devices hitting the market that take advantage of smaller, cheaper on-body sensing technology. From watches to smart jewelry, these pervasive devices ...

The new aesthetic of second-skin sports textiles

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Sports Tech | No Comments

There’s a growing trend in making high-performance textiles beautiful and more fashionable in the medical and sport sectors (see the related post on the aesthetics of personal medical devices) even ...

Paint with your feet using Nike+ GPS

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Aesthetics, Sports Tech | No Comments

YesYesNo created Software that converts Nike+ GPS running patterns into works of art for the launch of the Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack series called Nike + Paint With ...

Gesture controlled fitness experience for runners

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Conceptual, Sports Tech | No Comments

Designer Adrien Guenette has envisioned a wearable experience aimed to help runners control their music through simple gestures during their run. “Technology is at its best when it feels completely ...

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 ...

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. ...

modwells: Personal modules for wellness

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Conceptual, Projects, Sports Tech | 8 Comments

I’ve been working on another wearable technology project via Artefact. The project is focused on the topic of healthcare and takes an integrated approach to the design that combines technology garments, ...

Sprint and BodyMedia team up

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Accessories, Medical, Sports Tech | One Comment

This week, Sprint, announced a partnership with BodyMedia, a company that develops wearable fitness technologies, which will expand the wireless carrier’s product portfolio to include embedded devices. BodyMedia develops body monitoring and ...