CuteCircuit's wearable line-up

[gallery] London-based CuteCircuit has been leading the wearable technology field from the getgo. They have found success in many of their projects and research initiatives over the years including the hug shirt and Katy Perry light-up couture, to name a few. They are also one of the few wearable tech companies who are bringing their ideas to market! Here are some exciting new products that are now available to purchase:

Twirkle shirt and leggings The more you move the more it glows and sparkles and twinkles. It runs on basic coin cell batteries (included), and reacts to your movement. Everything about this shirt and leggings is magical and wonderful. A powder-keg of scintillating pixie-dust. Cost: £55.00-£125.00

Armour dress Digitally printed armour pattern on 100% silk jersey knit with hand-embroidered crystals. Comes in two colours, purple and green, which are both perfect for you. The Armour dress is designed to create a gorgeous body shape and it features soft heat bonded details. Cost: £125.00

Star scarf Digitally printed Star design on 100% silk twill. A wonderfully soft silk scarf completely hand hemmed. The star pattern comes in many delicious colors. Cost: £65.00

And coming soon...

The hug shirt The Hug Shirt™ is a shirt that makes people send hugs over distance! Sending hugs is as easy as sending an SMS and you will be able to send hugs while you are on the move, in the same way and to the same places you are able to make phone calls (Rome to Tokyo, New York to Paris).

The M-dress The M-Dress is an elegant silk jersey dress that is also a functional soft electronics mobile phone. The M-Dress accepts a standard SIM card and allows the wearer to receive and make calls without carrying a cellular phone in their pocket or purse. Simplicity is elegance.

For more info, visit CuteCircuit. Image source.

Exploring the effects of personal volume

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 and emotions. In this exploration, the collar of the garment reacts to various sensor inputs that control the strings via air pumps. The response either hides or reveals the wearer while the strings consume more or less of the space surrounding her.

A similar project is Teresa Almeida's Space Dress, which provides personal space in public places that I wrote about last month. Check out the posting here.

View more on the project on Andersen's blog.