Author: Gaurav Sood

World’s first programmable tshirtOS prototype redefines future wearable technologies

Currently in prototype stage the tshirtOS is a wearable platform for expressing yourself in a digital format as it packs a LED display, camera, microphone, speaker, oscilloscope Bluetooth, battery, breakout board and accelerometer. All this technology is used for showing tweets, playing music videos, capture pictures and send them via Instagram in a jiffy. This intuitive idea is put forth by Work Club, Cutecirctuit and Ballantine to create world’s first programmable Tshirt prototype and hopefully push it into production if they get enough funds to mass produce it.

Automated Anchoring Armour for people who get nervous in social gatherings

For people who get nervous very easily in social situations, Automated Anchoring Armour (AAA) comes as a real bane in any such condition. It employs the method of evoking positive memory with straight stimulus-response conditioning by linking the memory to a certain haptic sensation. AAA works by connecting biofeedback loop (that senses wearer’s state of insecurity) via a galvanic skin response (GSR) sensor and other components like linear actuator, Arduino board, battery pack and electronics are embedded into a mounting which is hooked onto a leather wristband for holding everything in place.

Nike SPARQ Sensory Performance glasses that increase sports performance

Nike has come up with a very innovative wearable technology called SPARQ Sensory Performance (SSP) which could be a defining tool in enhancing the sensory skills of athletes and increase their sports performance. The system has concrete proof that it drastically increases an athlete’s ability backed by research from Duke University. Using a unique method called Sensory Station for assessing around ten sport-relevant visual and sensory performance skills the athletes are given recommended training programs using Nike SPARQ Vapor Strobe Eyewear.

Mirage augmented substitutional reality performance system is the closest thing to reality

Tricking your mind into believing that something you are seeing is real can be a tough task but these Substitutional reality system developed by Japanese Laboratory for Adaptive Intelligence at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute manage this very feat. A perfect amalgamation of performance art and perceived reality puts forth a visual effect that is very close to reality and in fact trick the mind into believing that everything you are seeing is actually there in reality. Dubbed as Mirage project these uber cool glasses provide a simulation of the flow of time travel as the user is shown a...

Zuiji low-cost 3D TV glasses soon to hit the market

You’ll soon be able to lay your hands on a pair of low-cost 3D TV glasses that are going to be compatible with premium TV manufacturers like Mitsubishi Electric, Sony, Hitachi, Panasonic and Sharp. Zuiji ZS3DGPR01 and Zuiji ZS3DGTV01 with liquid crystal shutter system brings a very intuitive way of viewing 3D content on your TV with technology that was earlier only used in 3D projectors DLP. Costing around 2,980 Yen both these 3D gasses have, liquid crystal shutter, automatic synchronization feature with infrared and contrast ratio of 1000:1.

3D printed shoes that use innovative technology for style and comfort

Continuum Fashion has come up with a new range of 3D printed shoe collection called strvct making use of an all new kind of innovative material for awe-inspiring designs. The shoes are designed in such a way that they have an incredible form factor with lightweight credentials and strength in the design structure. The whole range of shoes are lined with patent leather inner sole and coated with synthetic rubber at the bottom for maximum traction.

Sound Activated El wire bra for chicks who like to bamboozle them all

If you are a hip girl walking into the clubs, rave parties, festivals, burning Man EDC show or any other parties to take everyone by surprise then Sound Activated El wire bra is you perfect adversary. Hand-made and in various color options and powered by small 4 AAA battery pack, the light up El wire bras are surely going to draw attention of the crowd. Along with that the sound reactive and sensitivity switch can be used to adjust the loudness of the effect depending on the ambience and loudness of the party.

Whisper wearable technology based on small wearable and handheld devices

This all new wearable device and handheld technology called Whisper developed by Thecla Schiphorst & Susan Kozel which is a networked ecosystem comprised of small intelligent devices that truly replicate the wearer’s movement and intention. At most 12 participants can move in and out of the space with their discretion to use the deivces which are embedded into hat, cape, belt or jacket and then transmitted to the central Whisper database or on the floor.

Jumping Jumper motion sensitive skirt that sparkles in the dark with movement

This is a motion sensitive skirt that sparkles in the dark according to the movement of wearer as she makes waves, courtesy some nifty electronics embedded into it. Called as Jumping Jumper the skirt is made by The Intern (e-textile lounge) and showcased by Mieux, a famous model. All the sparkling effect is achieved using Sparkle, accelerometer and around 40 light boards which are connected using two wires thereby reducing the wiring complexities and of course chances of a short circuit.

Biomimicry shoe that mimics bird’s cranium is created using 3D printing

Inspired by the shape and bone structure of bird skull this Biomimicry shoe is created using 3D printing technique that is becoming ever so popular in fashion industry. This shoe is created by Dutch fashion designer Marieka Ratsma and American architect Kostika Spaho to beautifully portray the skeletal shape of birds while keeping it very lightweight truly signifying the agility, strength and elegance of the bone structure. Clearly inspired by nature this shoe is a result of their creative thinking and also shows how nature can have a defining say in inventive designs that leave us all amazed.