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Maziar Ghaderi has been featured before with his work on Fashioning Technology with the project One Mile whilst he was a student at OCAD University, Toronto Canada. Ghaderi has a keen interest in performance and translating the action and movement of performing into the digital medium. His tool for doing this is wearable technology. His new project, Dissolving Self, feeds into his current area of studies which explores the space where performance art and emerging tech meet.
Here is a video of the performance live at HASTAC 2013 (an international conference) at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Dissolving Self employs metaphoric data visualization, motion capture and wearable technology to harness the subtle movements of a contemporary dancer. Much of the inspiration of this piece comes from Rumi's mystic poetry and the physical meditative ritual of Sufi whirling.…Continue
Posted by Carly Whitaker on June 17, 2013 at 6:03am
Becky Stern at Adafruit has been developing a ton of amazing wearable technology tutorials using Adafruit's Flora. The Sparkle Skirt tutorial is pretty cool but I do love the simplicity of the glowing All-Star Sneakers.
Check out the project tutorials below or the Adafruit blog every Wednesday for some wearable technology…Continue
Posted by Syuzi on June 12, 2013 at 12:00pm
Mind-controlled projects still seem like a novelty, especially since they often require one to wear clunky head-gear. If we look back at the earliest formal expressions of wearable technology, they too went through their awkward adolescent stage in development. With this mind, let's take a look at five fascinating projects controlled by one's brain waves. Because ultimately wearables like Glass will only work seamlessly if we actually don't have to shout commands to our devices.
Knit a custom scarf designed by your own brainwaves
Why This Is Cool
NeuroKnitting combines two emerging fields — open source technology + digital…Continue
Posted by Syuzi on June 11, 2013 at 1:00pm
Posted by Syuzi on June 10, 2013 at 8:24am
Imagine a collar which acts as your obedience trainer, your dietician, your athletic trainer, your chores checklist, your doggie date planner, your dog locator and your invisible fence, just imagine. Well thanks to Ridogulous Labs you don’t have to, they have created a wearable technology product for your pet – a collar which does all of this. Sounds kinda cute.
The possibilities for this device are endless it seems. The company have just finished a relatively successful campaign on Indiegogo and are developing a new campaign which will be launched in the next 3 – 6 months.
The device communicates with a specifically developed application which allows the pet owner to see the progress and development of the pet wearing the collar. The app also employs Gamification techniques to motivate owners – although with pets like this who needs motivation!
The proposed device will contain an active GPS so that when your dog goes adventuring or runs away you can find him or her easily. There is also an activity tracker which will enable owners to…Continue
Posted by Carly Whitaker on June 10, 2013 at 12:36am
The Samsung Galaxy S4 aspires to be a Quantified Self fanatic's playground. Coupled with add-on accessories such as the waterproof S-Band (Samsung's version of the Jawbone Up), a Bluetooth scale, and HRM belt, the Galaxy S4 becomes your personal health hub. All the accessories work with Samsung's proprietary "S Health" app.
• Walking Mate: Using the S4's accelerometer, the phone tracks your steps.
• Food Tracker: Track the calories you ingest by inputing your meals.
• Exercise: Track calories you burn by inputing the exercise you do.…Continue
Posted by Syuzi on June 4, 2013 at 2:41pm
The design of wearable technologies currently on the market are becoming indiscernible from any old consumer electronic product. Interfaces filled with dull graphs and devices made from unyielding plastic, these intimate technologies worn so close to our bodies offer us a rather uninspiring and soulless experience.
Like fashion, wearable technology is both personal and social. It can take us both inward and outward. It is this tension that has kept my imagination engaged for the past eight years.
Loom is a wearable experiment that fuses the poetic interaction of materials, technology and human body. Designed by Oscar Tomico and Mascha Zijverden, it is an artistic and evocative expression of the direction wearables can — and hopefully — will go as we move closer and closer towards creating sensual technologies.
The experimental garment is designed to tightly fit the upper body with a voluminous shape-shifting collar that invites touch.
Details about project can be found in document below.…Continue
Posted by Syuzi on May 28, 2013 at 1:44pm
SEAL is a waterproof necklace that essentially monitors your child and warns you if your child is drowning. The system can monitor several children at once so it can be used in a public pool setting in elite country clubs if families can afford the $150 price tag per kid.
SEAL is currently seeking 85K on Indiegogo.
There is very little information on the technology but I'm assuming it's a combination of an accelerometer to detect if the child has stopped moving as well as a water sensor that detects if the child is submerged under water for a period of time.
Besides the price point (which of course will decrease with volume), SEAL is not really designed for kids. Regardless whether or not it is ergonomically designed, it simply does not look like…Continue
Posted by Syuzi on May 21, 2013 at 3:53pm
The iHeart Locket relieves any tween from anxiety that her secret innermost personal thoughts will be discovered by a sibling or, even worse, a parent. The diary itself is, of course, an iPad app which can be locked and unlocked by simply pressing the lock button on the gold wearable locket.
The IOS app allows the user to customize her digital diary with a choice of paper options and stickers and record secret thoughts via digital voice recordings, images and text.
The content of the journal can also be stored in the cloud so you can revisit your childhood musings in 2050.Continue
Posted by Syuzi on May 20, 2013 at 4:30pm