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Pulse Sensor – wearable heart-rate sensor for Arduino

The Pulse Sensor is a plug-and-play ready component that hooks up to the Arduino platform which opens a ton of possibilities to incorporate biometric data into wearable electronic designs thanks to it’s very small form factor. The creator of the Pulse Sensor, Joel Murphy and Yury Gitman, set up a Kickstarter account to get the…

iCalm – Comfortable, Wearable, Wireless Bio-Sensing

MIT‘s Media Lab is without question one of the hot spots for research and pioneering wearable technologies since it’s very early stage. No wonder that many of the innovative companies in this field are coming directly out of their laboratories. One of the latest start-up company in the wearable technology field is Affectiva, a Waltham-based…

Wearable CO2 sensor

Following up on the release of the Smart Textile Saloon exhibition list released last week, I am collecting more information (where available) about the projects on stage. The wearable CO2 sensor, developed by Tanja Radu, Cormac Fay, King Tong Lau and Dermot Diamond at CLARITY (Centre for Sensor Web Technologies at Dublin City University) is…

Textronics offers heart rate monitor developer’s kit

Textronics, who’s textile sensor is used to make one the most fashionable heart rate sensing sports apparel follows the trend in the wearable electronic industry by offering a developer’s kit for their heart rate textile sensors. The Developer’s Kit contains a large selection of Textronics textile sensors (12x), different types of knit tubes with snaps,…

QIO Systems textile touch pads for fashion designer

QIO Systems which licensed the ElekTex and SOFTswitch technologies is putting back the textile keypad into the interactive fashion world. A wealth of information is available on QIO System’s new Website showing the solutions QIO is offering to the fashion brands and manufacturers. Next to the fabric keypad QIO Systems offers a wide range of…

DIY – Flexible Fabric Pressure Sensor

Instructables member Plusea aka Hannah Perner-Wilson posted a new version of a DIY Flexible Fabric Pressure Sensor. The detailed step-by-step instruction shows how to make a flexible fabric pressure sensor with simple materials. It mentions two different variations, depending on your needs either for stretchy or non-stretchy fabric. The materials for the DIY sensor are…

Stretchable textile pressure sensors for better product design

Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. started in 1996 as a commercial spin-off from Harvard University to design, develop and manufacture high performance multi-element pressure and tactile sensing systems. Their latest commercially available product is the FingerTPS(TM) (Finger Tactile Pressure Sensing). Flexible sensors are worn on the hand and transmit accurate, repeatable tactile force data to a…

Stress measuring vest

We are all stressed at some point just how stressed, we can’t quantify objectively. This will change very soon according a press release from Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration when the textile stress sensor vest becomes reality. From sports training to computer games, our garments will register the electrical excitation of the muscles at any…