Author: Gaurav Sood

DARPA funded Smart Suit technology that makes you physically fit and increases stamina

While carrying heavy loads in battlefield or combat situations can be a real energy sapper for the soldiers, it would come as a bane if there could be a smart suit that helps improve physical endurance and body’s resistance to injuries. This is exactly what The Wyss Institute for Biologically inspired Engineering at Harvard University is going to do backed up by $2.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The new wearable technology will considerably delay the onset of fatigue thereby enabling soldiers to perform better in battlefield situations and other important missions.

Mobile Music Touch glove is a bane for people suffering from spinal cord injury

A new kind of wireless musical glove has been created by researchers at Georgia Tech for improving the sensation and motor skills in people affected with paralyzing spinal cord injury (SCI) clearly shows how wearable technologies can help change people’s lives. The sensory glove is called as Mobile Music Touch (MMT) and is used in conjunction with piano keyboard to indicate the keys to be played as the vibration in the glove indicates that. In the study experiments conducted over eight weeks with participants suffering from spinal cord injury, project leader Tanya Markow (project leader) noticed considerable improvement as the...

Air-conditioned Cooling Pants will keep you fresh below the belt area

On those hot humid days when you like you could just walk naked on the streets to let the air cool down your body the option comes with its own downsides and feasibility issues too. So it’s better you get one of these air-conditioned pants which help you keep cool even on the most hot and humid days that sap the energy out of you. Kuchofuku Air-conditioned Cooling Pants from Japan have built-in battery powered cooling fans that keep you cool from the belt down and yes comfortable too.

GAUNTLET keyboard glove lends you one handed typing capability for any Bluetooth device

Designed by couple of former design students to solve the problem of typing on smartphone or computer with one hand alone, this DIY wireless typing glove could make it big in the future. Right now in beta stage the project is code named as G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. (General Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist) which lends people with stroke debilitation or missing hand new opportunity to have a helping hand in literal sense.

Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden 2012 Limited Edition watch has thumping style statement

Nicky Hayden surely burns the tarmac taking the challenge to other fellow Moto GP World Championship drivers. And this time around he is giving the fashion styling industry one more reason to create a timepiece which truly compliments the Moto GP racing spirit and Nicky’s own unique style. The Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden 2012 Limited Edition timepiece is draped in Nicky’s team colors white, red and black truly representing Moto GP’s cool factor. The watch has bicolor ultra-resistant silicone bracelet with a matching red base and to showcase the aerodynamic look, there is a white stripe racing round the bracelet....

One Badass jacket powered by Arduino that keeps away thugs from harming you

Based on a very strange concept of aliening oneself from the crowded TTC subway or for that matter any other public transport system, the Badass jacket protects you from strangers who might be intruding into your comfort zone. Badass is a jacket which is something very different and niche in the wearable technology arena as it safeguards one against the antisocial elements of society especially ones who look to take advantage of other person in TTC. Deemed as a super modern fully functional garment which raises the collar and projects outward spikes automatically when someone gets too close, this could...

3D printed Exoskeleton shoes look scary but impressive too

These high heeled shoes surely do look as if they are made for some sci-fi movie but they are not. Designed by Janina Alleyne, UK fashion footwear designer, these pair of high heels are called as the Exoskeleton shoes. Created using 3D printing technology in two pieces, upper and lower, the shoes were then later on joined together to form one piece of eye popping style that looks more like some alienated footwear that is made from exotic animal skeletal. There are teeth like Skelton structures on the toe and on the upper part there are exotic spikes to compliment...

Heart Beats wristwatch shows time exactly as you feel when your heartbeats for someone special

Have you ever felt that time stops by as your heart beats for that someone special? Certainly you would have had that feeling once in your lifetime at-least and now we do have a watch that has the power of time control to exemplify this very feeling. Julie Legault, an interdisciplinary designer has created a wristwatch which adjusts time according to heartbeat of the wearer to give a whole new meaning to this dimension of universe called time. The idea of this wristwatch is to shrink hours as your heartbeats with time measured and regulated only for you to make...

Headphones with hanging ear rings for geeky fashion buffs

Headphones that double up as cool ear earrings and ear buds sound really exciting. Yes and this adds to your fashion style statement too as you can go on listening to your favorite music as you flaunt the unmatchable colored earing style.

Play Me: The Human Instruments gives insight into wearable technologies

In an effort to take e-textile manufacturing and wearable technologies to the next level a two day workshop was organized in Portugal for the same. The participants were shown how to make textile sensors from handmade conductive thread, yarns or fabric. These sensors are very sensitive and can be designed specifically to capture gestures of human body and then translate them into sound output. To do this the lilypad arduino is used to read the sensor input and wirelessly transfer it via Bluetooth or xbee to a computer having Max/MSP software.