Soon people can call your little black M-Dress

Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, the creative force behind CuteCircuit are pushing the limits of wearable technology far into the future with their recent activities which ranges from illuminated stage-wear for artists to launching their own CuteStore for technology enhanced fashion. In the ‘coming soon…’ section of the store we can find the famous Hug…

Wearable Power – the body as power station

Next to interactive gloves, wearable power is coming into the news on a regular, frequent basis. The latest news I picked up is based on research work at the University of Southampton where scientists aim to generate energy through people’s movement. In theory human motion generates an estimated 67 watts of energy with each step….

Networked gloves

As I mentioned some times ago gloves somehow do attract a big share of attention among the wearable technology community and fabulous ideas keep flowing. Today’s interactive glove has been designed by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon with the intention to provide a gesture-based communication tool for firefighters, the Frontline Gloves. Frontline Gloves are a…

MagIC T-Shirt for health monitoring

I use frequently the word ‘magic’ in connection with illuminated clothing as light radiates a kind of magic especially when it comes from objects that are not (yet) commonly known to light up like …. clothing. The word ‘Magic’ in connection with health monitoring T-Shirts has another meaning in this case as ‘MagIC‘ stands for…

The CuteStore by CuteCircuit

One of the pioneers and trendsetter in the wearable technology fashion world, London based CuteCircuit has made their name by integrating new functionality into fashion through the use of smart textiles and micro electronics. This integration has been recently demonstrated with the design of dresses for Katy Perry and Safura or the Galaxy Dress. To…

Wired Hoodies from Rusty

Rusty, an apparel brand in the space of fashion forward clothing centered around surf, snow, skate, and the wake culture has launched the Wired Series of Hoodies with integrated headphones. After we have seen the HoodieBuddie™ a few weeks ago this is the second brand that used the draw cord of a hoodie to act…

iPhone control for our jackets

We all know the iPhone with it’s application variety can control almost anything imaginable. So it was only a matter of time that creative minds made the link to clothing. Artistic designer Alexander Reeder in collaboration with Yutaka Takahashi and Junpei Wada link up the iPhone with a jacket that can contain various modules such…

Polar job listing – Textile Engineering and Wearable Electronics

It looks like we can create a section for job openings in wearable electronic. After Adidas started building up their wearable electronic team Polar is now starting to build their wearable electronic team. If you are interested and match Polar’s job profile you can apply for the ‘Specialist, Textile Engineering and Wearable Electronics‘. The wearable…

DIY wearable tech – Auto lacing shoe

Instructables member blakebevin posed a project that comes very close to fulfilling one of my longtime dreams: Power Laces – the Auto lacing shoe. Since I was small and may be inspired by ‘Back to The Future II’ I always wanted to have shoes that lace themselves to support my natural laziness. Finally the long…

Adidas is further expanding it’s wearable electronic team

In case you haven’t seen yet the comment on our blog posting about Adidas search for a wearable electronic designer, they have also a job opening for a Wearable Electronics Development Engineer for Software & Hardware development. According to the job opening your area of operation will be as a member of the adidas Wearable…

Remote Control make-over: Cushion Control

Remote Controls used in our homes are the counterpoint of our attention, who is not handling them on a frequent daily basis. Considering the importance we assign to the remote controls I am surprised how little attention they got over the past many years from designers. Our RCs look today, besides some slight variations of…

TogetherWeShine

Kristi Kuusk, MA student at Estonian Academy of Arts keeps on exploring the possibilities of light elements in fashion accessories for a meaningful, emotional fashion design. Earlier this year we posted about her LED sparkling skirt that interacts with a ring to ignite the sparkle on the shirt. Her latest design which she did together…