The wearable vest collects and stores up to 30 recordings of heartbeats from friends and family. An individual's heart beat is recorded by pressing the palms of one's hands together using a glove interface.… Continue
Added by Syuzi on July 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
5 Days Off, an electronic music festival, took place last week in Amsterdam. As part of the festival, they held a fashion and technology runway show. Music and interactive fashion seem to go hand in hand as performers explore the expressive potential of interactive fashion.
The Tweet Bubble Series is a set of four wearable prototypes developed by artist Aram Bartholl in collaboration with V2_Lab. The prototypes use technology in a unique fashion to publicly display the user's latest Twitter post on his\her clothing.
The first prototype (pictured above) is a modified button down shirt with a speech bubble… Continue
Open Softwear is a great new resource for those of you interested in getting started with the Arduino and soft circuits. Written by authors T. Olsson, D. Gaetano, J. Odhner, and S. Wiklund, Open Softwear is an illustrated book aiming at students and professionals trying to enter the field of physical computing from the softwear perspective.
Ok, I don't know how to do this, but being a short guy, I would love a shoe that actually worked like an elevator, giving me an extra inch or two in height when needed. I wear some nice Elevator shoes, but they are static - they don't go up or down, and are very uncomfortable to wear over the course of a day. If the shoe could be lower for walking and then have a control I could push to elevate my height when needed, that would be awesome. I figured one… Continue
In the hands of Berlin-based designer Tonia Welter, an ordinary USB drive is transformed into a gorgeous piece of modern jewelry. Unlike most other attempts I have seen to transform flash drives into decorative wear, Welter's work is minimal, refined and doesn't scream "technology."
To the first time suit buyer, the question on fabric may prove quite trivial but equally important. Considering that decisions have to be made on the color, style, and cut, one of the common questions that arise when buying a suit concerns the fabric pattern.
Added by jennie smith on July 10, 2009 at 2:52pm —
Nokia's R&D labs have been investigating novel ways to wirelessly control electronic devices using a variety of wearables. The wearables would be constructed from a stretchy textile embedded with sensors that could track motion, gesture and positioning. A signal will them be sent to the electronic device.
Wearable glove use to control image on near-eye display
The music industry is quickly embracing wearable technology to spice up their stage performances and now, with Genesis Be’s new music video “I Don’t Discriminate,” their music videos. (The video will be out in the fall).
Andrea Wong, an emerging Art Director from New York, used EL (electroluminescent wire) to illuminate costumes for the music video to give it a… Continue
For those you interested in learning how to craft tech-inspired jewelry, Diana Eng's Nightlife Necklace is great place to start. The tutorial is from her new book Fashion Geek which is chockfull of fun tech-inspired crafts for beginners.