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Wearable Sports Tech

Some athletes at the Olympic Games demonstrate how technology could become a part of athletic preparation and performance enhancement. Olympic team GB gymnast Mimi Cesar used during her game preparation a haptic feedback system, the MotivePro, a ‘Vibrating Suit’ developed at the Visualization Research Unit at Birmingham City University. MotivePro was initially designed as sensor…

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Adidas Adipower heats up Team GB at the Olympics in London

Restarting my blogging activity after a long break with the latest wearable technology news coming from the Olympic games in London. Adidas designed for the Olympic cyclist team GB Hot pants. No – not the type of hot pants that have been the fashion rage in the 70s. The Adipower hot pants, actually tracksuit bottoms,…

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Adidas Performance Bra with HRM sensor

Adidas is renewing it’s drive into wearable tech with the launch of the Tennis Performance Bra as part of the Stella McCartney collection. The Tennis Performance Bra features besides high performance textiles, integrated sensor patches at the front of the Bra’s band ready to be connected to the HRM sensor from the Adidas miCoach Fitness…

Under Armour Electronic shirt

talking 2 your Shirt is becoming soon a reality thanks to the latest wearable technology innovation from Under Armour, a company founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, with the dedication of creating innovative performance apparel for men, women and youth. The E39 electric shirt with integrated sensors and attachment…

eShirt for social fitness sharing

Semi professional and professional athletes need to collect their bio and other workout related data during their training to optimize their program to successfully comped for the precious metal at sporting events. Most of the recording is still done by hand with data coming from multiple sensor devices attached to the athletes body. It’s working…

Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark sports wear by Stella McCartney

A few days ago I stumbled over the job opening at Adidas for a wearable electronic designer but it seems Adidas is making already first low-tech steps towards more interactive fashion enhancements. Glow-in-the-dark printing on fabrics is not really a high tech matter but as far as I can judge this, such fashion experiments came…

H-bomb, the worlds first heated wetsuit from Rip Curl

It took Rib Curl three years to design, test and optimize the H-bomb heated wetsuit but it finally has arrived. Cold weather will never again be a show stopper for dedicated surfer with this high tech wetsuit. The heating elements are placed at the back and made of carbon fiber configured to allow maximum levels…

Quiksilver Cypher PS+ Heated Vest system

Quiksilver introduces a battery powered heat vest that can be worn under any wetsuit. The CYPHER PS+ Heat Vest System delivers hours of heat to maintain core temperature allowing enthusiastic surfer to extend their surfing experience in cooler conditions. The Cypher PS+ Heat Vest utilizes flexible water proof carbon pads to house the powered heat…

Interactive fashion – summer sale

We compiled a list of cool interactive fashion items that are on sale online. Maybe there is something for you to grab for the last few weeks of summer ahead of us. Music and Sons offers a 30% discount of most of their fabulous looking MP3 Music T-Shirts. Made with the greatest care for the…

Give Dad something sensible this Father’s Day

Looking for a ‘sensible’ gift for your Dad? NuMetrex has a great offer for Father’s Day: a 20% discount on the Cardio Shirt for Men. NuMetrex has a range of Cardio Apparel we love to write about. They look gorgeous and work perfectly. Getting a bit in shape at the begin of summer is on…

Nike Electrolite Arm Band – safety for runner

The Visibility for runners in low light condition and at night present a safety concern which is addressed by various reflective add-on strips and jackets or shoes. To improve the visibility, active light emitting materials like LEDs or EL (Electro Luminescent) foils or wires is a more effective solution as it does not require light…

Nalini Biker shorts with textile sensor

We are well into the spring season and it’s time to get out of the chair and do more exercise. I was looking around for my new Wearable Electronic workout gear and came across this very interesting Polar compatible Biker shorts from Nalini, an Italian company specialized in high performance biker outfit. Shirts and Tops…

Vital Jacket – the future of Heart Monitoring

The Vital Jacket® is an intelligent wearable garment that is able to continuously monitor electrocardiogram (ECG) wave and Heart Rate as used in medical environment, high performance sports and fitness. The company behind this futuristic Jacket/Shirt is Biodevices, S.A., a spin-off from IEETA (Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro / University of Aveiro,…

Wearable Electronic will ShapeYou

Spring has officially arrived although in some areas there is not much of it to see yet. Nevertheless you have to plan ahead for the summer beach or pool season meaning: get in Shape now. For a starter, running is the most easiest to do which makes you loose some pounds on the way and…

Show your workout data on Facebook

Two New Zealand companies have developed a merino shirt that promises to revolutionize the way athletes measure, track and share information about their performance. South Island-based sportswear innovation company i-RULE and Auckland-based smart-fabric monitoring company Zephyr Technology combined forces to create the Sputnik shirt, named after the world’s first artificial satellite which means “co-traveler”, “traveling…

UV Intensity Bikini

We get into the sun again and have a look to another UV related product from Solestrom. Solestrom’s main product line is swim wear, specifically bikinis and the Solar Tote we have introduced recently is a ‘one-off’ product using their love for sun. Why? – The unique feature of the solar bag, a UV indicator…

Valentine Day – Give from the Heart for the Heart

NuMetrex offers the perfect Valentine gift under the tag line: Give From The Heart For The Heart. Benefit one: NuMetrex will donate $5.00 to the American Heart Association for every red or razzleberry sports bra purchased during the month of February. The American Heart Association, which organized the National Wear Red Day on February 1…

Intelligent Fabric for better Bra design

Smart and Intelligent fabric allow designers of sport bras to improve the wearing comfort for the active women according to a demonstration of an Australian research team from the University of Wollongong. Fitted with tiny sensors, the fabric will monitor and measure even the smallest movement in the breast. Two volunteers, aged 30 and 39,…

Christmas gift for fitness enthusiasts

Just in time for Christmas, Textronics Inc. launched their new transmitter pod for use with the stretchy fabric electrode sensors that are knit into the company’s NuMetrex® brand of heart rate monitoring fitness apparel. The new transmitter snaps into a tiny pocket in NuMetrex sports bras and shirts, where it receives the heart rate signal…

NuMetrex shapes Bionic Women

You may have heard or seen it, the new NBC TV series Bionic Women. The first season started in September this year with one of the highest viewer ratings for a midweek TV show. Actress Michelle Ryan is starring the Bionic Woman. To prepare for her role, Michelle did extensive cardio training including 2 hours…

Back-to-School with Cool Wearable Electronic stuff

Wearable Electronic products become an option when considering replacing or upgrading your wardrobe and outfit. Our recommendations for Back-to-School cool stuff is a list of items that are available for that cool and motivational upgrade for the coming School year. A bag is the most essential gear you need in your student life – and…

NuMetrex Racer Tank for the action girl

You asked for it and now it’s here! This is the tag line on NuMetrex™ Website announcing the availability of the women version in their Heart rate sensing apparel collection. The NuMetrex™ Heart Sensing Racer Tank features a shelf bra with special sensing fibers knit directly into the fabric to pick up your heart rate….

The greatest, most innovative Fathers Day gifts

Show your appreciation to your Dad by surprising him coming Fathers Day with one of the innovative Wearable Electronic products. Everyone is mainstream but you are different, you are ‘in the know’ what’s becoming the next big trend because you read talk2myShirt. We have compiled a list of very attractive products for every budget that…

Great Father’s Day gift – Cardio Shirt from Numetrex

Give your Dad/husband something much more fashionable and innovative than the usual tie for Father’s Day. Numetrex™ started selling just in time for the ‘big daddy day’ the Cardio Shirt. The Cardio Shirt eliminates the need for a separate heart rate monitoring chest strap – and makes you boys and dads great looking. It comes…

NuMetrex new line of Heart Sensing Sportswear

The Wearable Electronic Summer 2007 is getting beautiful and fashionable. After introducing almost 2 years ago the award winning Heart Rate Monitoring Sports Bra, NuMetrex™ is launching a new range of Cardio Shirts for the active Women and Men. Girls, you never before looked as gorgeous on the running track as with the new Heart…

Adidas-Polar Fusion apparel for runner

There is no denying – the jogging season has started. Time to have a look to your jogging gear. Is it up-to-date or do you need to get something new to motivate you? If you are ready to get an upgrade of your jogging outfit, why not try the Adidas-Polar Fusion apparel? This gives you…

Solar Swimsuit from Triumph International

Right in time to kick off the summer season also for Wearable Electronic, Triumph International, the German based world’s leading manufacturer of lingerie, displayed yesterday in their much talked about catwalk show ‘Triumph Fashion Cup’ in Valencia, Spain a Solar Swimsuit. This innovative Swimsuit has been created in cooperation with Conergy, a German company active…

Two-Way Radio Life Vest

We haven’t been sure writing about the Two-Way Radio Life Vest. It doesn’t use Smart Textiles or Wearable Electronic technologies but then …. it is a very unique merge of electronic and (kind off) clothing. And we like this idea, it’s not high tech but practical and shows that merging electronic with clothing is a…

Zephyr introduces the Bio-Harness smart fabric sensor strap

The ‘smart Textile Village’, which is part of the CeBIT, had one more introduction of a new company and technology around Wearable Electronic. A new fabric designed by New Zealand firm Zephyr offers information on heart beat, skin temperature, posture, activity and breathing rate with the Bio-harness, a ribbon of fabric worn around the chest….