Smart Urban Wear – The utope project

Austrian Designer Wolfgang Langeder and the Fraunhofer IZM / Stretchable Circuits in Berlin, have joined forces to develop Smart Urban Wear with focus on an innovative display on clothing. ‘The utope project approaches a textile utopia: The exterior of clothing becomes a display. This creates the possibility to change its surface like a chameleon skin…

Job opportunity: PhD position for wearable technology

The Department of Industrial Design (ID) of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) is looking to fill a PhD position working on bridging smart textile design with interactive product design. This position is situated within the theme of Wearable Senses and the Designing Quality in Interaction group (DQI). The theme of Wearable Senses applies the mission…

FashionWare Runway Show during CES 2011

What better place one can imagine to show off fashion and technology then the annual technology center of the universe, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 bringing the next generation of wearable technology on the FashionWare runway. This evening event will be hosted by high-tech fashion designer and author of Fashion Geek, Diana Eng…

Coming up: Smart sports apparel from Reebok

Sports apparel brand Reebok joins the growing list of sports brands that utilize soft, wearable technology in their apparel lines to record and stimulate the active folks around us in their drive to break records or just to monitor the fitness level. Either way, the integration of a sensor network in sports apparel is getting…

Taiwan eTextile Fashion Show

The Shih Chien University in Taipei is worldwide one of the most active places around wearable technology, nurturing and educating aspiring fashion technology designer in the art of wearable technology. Earlier this year we have posted about the students at the very same University who envision a invisibility dress making the wearer invisible with the…

Color Changing Moonlight Cushion

Illuminated, color changing cushions are not new but with the onset of long, dark hours that come at this time of the year, bringing some relaxing, soft colors into the living room has great potential to cheers people up. To my experience any kind of light radiating object with a soft, tactile feel never misses…