October 31, 2012 Gaurav Sood

  Have you ever wondered how would it be, if you got a shirt which can sense the functioning of your body? At first this might seem as a wonder but in today’s technological market where the wearable technology is making a new mark, this seems like another project, well done! Maxim Integrated, Clearbridge, VitalSigns & Orbital Research have jointly produced a shirt which is packed with ECG sensor technology, complex signal processing technology, a temperature sensor, motion sensor, an ultra low-power micro controller and to add up all; wireless electronics and its christened as the FIT SHIRT. (more…)

October 19, 2012 Bharat

A team of girls studying at the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona have come up with an innovative wearable invention for the children aged two to four when they are playing around swimming pool. Named ‘Watawescue,’ it is a cozy and comfortable T-shirt that turns into a life preserver by inflating automatically when it gets soaked into water. (more…)

October 19, 2012 Bharat

It was not too long ago that we showcased the LED-lit Fashion Interaction dress from Gholamali Balouch and now we have another beautifully illuminated dress among us. Or at least that is what we thought when we first laid our eyes on the beautiful ‘Wearable Technology Dress’. But apparently it is a lot more. Designed by Chris Mather of New Zealand, the dress is interesting in more ways than one. Even though the designer does not himself reveal a whole lot about the dress, it apparently has fully functional robotic arms that move the dress along when someone is around…

October 18, 2012 Bharat

They generally tell you that the passionate guys are the ones that wear their ‘heart on their sleeve’. Well, for a change you can showcase it on your t-shirt now and thanks to the latest GIF technology, that is literally possible! Created by New York based artists Sean Montgomery, the tee can pretty much tap directly into the rhythm of your very own heartbeat and reflects it out for everyone to see. The brilliant idea uses your EKG to produce a flash of red light on the ‘Heart-felt Apparel’ t-shirt, which pretty much syncs up with your own heart. (more…)

October 17, 2012 Gaurav Sood

A slight combination of technology with clothing turns out to be a highly desired innovation. Such an example is the Music Hat(Imusic Wireless Music Knitted Cream Hat), a cleverly knitted winter fashion accessory for the music lovers, which apart from keeping your ears warm also allows you to listen to your favourite tracks on the move. With headphone speaker positioned over each ear, this hat is very cosy, comfortable and warm. (more…)

August 6, 2012 Gaurav Sood

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. (more…)

July 26, 2012 Bharat

Environmentally friendly fabrics and clothing cannot be strong, this is one myth I had grown up with, but Victor Group – specialists in apparels has turned the truth onto my face with their latest introduction dubbed the Ecoshield. As the name suggests, this new fabric is fire-resistant and environmentally friendly, made specifically for protective clothing for workers and individuals involved in works dealing with fire. Ably meeting all security standards, the Ecoshield, which is first fabric comprising post-consumer recycled aramid fabric waste is more comfy than the virgin aramid products and offers protection at par with the virgin fabrics. (more…)

July 25, 2012 Gaurav Sood

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. (more…)

July 23, 2012 Gaurav Sood

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. (more…)

July 23, 2012 Gaurav Sood

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. (more…)