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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...

Listen to music and answer calls with Buhel Speakglasses SG04 Bluetooth sunglasses

There are sunglasses that protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays and there are sunglasses like the Buhel Speakglasses SG04 that not only protect the eyes from UV rays but also double up as Bluetooth headset. The stylish sports goggles best for skiers and cyclists is equipped with polarized high quality polycarbonate UV400 protected, anti-scratch and high impact resistant lenses. Featuring built-in Bluetooth the Speakglasses SG04 connects to any smartphone, music player or GPS and acts as a Bluetooth headset to let the user listen to music or answer calls automatically in hands-free mode.

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...

FURVER interactive corset guards personal space and readies you for self protection

FURVER interactive corset guards personal space and readies you for self protection

From the makers of mood interpreting and emotion displaying GRE: Mood Sweater comes the FURVER fo.corset, a wearable hard shell corset that interacts with the real world to keep the wearer safe. The protective fashion garment is inspired by the glowing tricks of sea anemones and the instincts of a porcupine that defend itself by raising the quills on its back and sides. Designer Kristin Neidlinger and team have embedded interactive proximity sensors laden fur with fiber optics on the nap of the neck of the corset.

Uber-cool wearable iPhone is a concept we’d love to see for real

It’s just a couple of days back when Apple was granted the patent for a wearable device, but Federico Ciccarese has for long taken the concept of a wearable Apple device literally, so much so that the designer has created a wearable iPhone for the future. When there can be Android-powered watches there can definitely be a wrist-mounted iPhone – iPod nano watch accessory has put the concept of a wearable Apple device deep into the consumers mind, and a device like Cicecarese’s concept will definitely be a valid extension.

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.

Thinking cap lights up your emotions on the head to communicate

We are in the world where augmenting human experience through wearable technology has become a norm. Face-to-face communication has taken a back seat and we are looking for newer ways to express our emotions and expressions in day-to-day communication. Considering this, Metti Nordin and Valtteri Wikström had devised a thinking cap for the Wearable Electronics course at Aalto Media Factory.

Apple wins patent for head mounted display, Google Glass has a competitor?

Google Glass has set pace for future of head mounted displays, but it seem Google isn’t the only company trying to make a mark, other companies like Sony and Olympus are also catching up with their respective glasses or wearable displays. And it is just yesterday when Apple has been granted patent for a head mounted display by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which reveals that Apple could be developing augmented reality glasses to rival the much anticipated Google Glasses. The patent titled “Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays” was originally filled way back in 2006.

Wristwatch-based Baby Monitor watches your sleeping infant with care

Watching a baby all night long to make sure it sleeps healthy, can cast a toll on new parents, but there isn’t an alternative. We’ll, Bill a father of two seem to have found a solution in the Baby Monitor. The audio based device that can be velcroed on the swaddled baby to keep track of its breathing movement, orientation and body temperature. Baby Monitor uses the Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos eZ430 wristwatch (sans the band) along with an RF transmitter, an accelerometer, a temperature sensor and USB dongle to communicate with a computer.