Realtime update on your cellphone from your baby’s Exmobaby pajama

Over the past years we have seen quite some wearable technology concepts and products around babies, ranging from music radiating maternity wear for the unborn, allowing unborn babies to tweet their first movements or baby clothing that changes color when baby’s temperature rises. The latest high-tech baby wear takes the ‘always connected’ term of your…

Climate Dress – CO2 sensing fashion

There is a high probability the Climate Dress was made by a Danish cooperation consisting of design studio Diffus, Danish designer Tine M. Jensen, Swiss embroidery company Forster-Rohner, the Danish research-company Alexandra Institute and finally the Danish School of Design. Sadly, the recently broken closed down climate conference COP15 did not come up with any…

Haptic Radar gives sixth sense to clothing

We received a notice from Alvaro Cassinelli, member of the Haptic Radar project team from the Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. The Haptic Radar project is running for some time with continuous improvements that might lead one day soon to a concept that could jump over to the commercial world. The motivation…

OSMO – social networking enabled clothing

After writing about the Wearable Friend Finder, I was on the lookout if there are any other design concepts around the idea of bringing the social networking trend and the personalization desire for clothing together. My find of the day: ‘OSMO the Custom Social Network‘ is envisioning participants of social networks to customize clothing with…

Wearable Friend Finder

New Media students at the University of Maine developed a Wearable Friend Finder that brings the match making, friend(ster) finding out of the internet and onto the streets. In their last semester’s interactive Web development class the students created the electronic Friend Finder, a wearable device designed to help people make a personal connection and…

NavJacket – GPS Jacket navigation for winter sports

O’Neill prepares to launch the NavJacket for the winter season 2008/09. Introduced end of last year, this ground breaking intelligent jacket proofs once again the innovative leadership of O’Neill’s H-Division team in the wearable electronic market. The final version of the NavJacket has a slightly different arm display than the prototype seen before, a more…

New style for talk2myShirt

Our frequent readers of talk2mySirt have noticed we have change the style of our blog. We did keep the base character the same but made a ‘fresher’, ‘brighter’ look and feel. Our motivator behind the style change is to make browsing through our growing information data base as easy and convenient as possible. We moved…

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,…

Intelligent Textiles and Clothing – book review

Integrating intelligent textiles into clothing is an exciting field as you can see by checking out our blog. Over the holiday season I had some spare time to read a book titled: ‘Intelligent textiles and clothing’ edited by Dr Heikki Mattila, Professor of Textile and Clothing Technology at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. This is…

Intelligent clothing for the safety of Firefighters

Intelligent clothing is not only a cool ‘must have’ for our fashion outfit but has added value in professional clothing as well. The most innovative use of Smart Textiles is a Firefighter jacket = ‘Turnout Gear‘ in professional speak, with integrated Thermal Sensor Technology (TST) directly into the fabric. This innovative Turnout Gear is made…

iPod controlling Snowboarding glove iRib

If you spend a lot of time snowboarding or skiing, you might want to have a closer look at the iRib Glove, a high quality glove with integrated iPod control. The iRib glove from Kombi Sports, a leading brand in ski and snowboarding gloves, launched the iRib a few days ago. The glove features Fibretronic‘s…

Space Style 2007 – what do I wear in Space?

Futuristic fashion is part of this years California Space Authority’s Space conference which will take place today on Nov. 6. Called ‘Space Style 2007: a giant leap for couture’ the exclusive fashion event promises a futuristic peek to the futuristic fashion from a day in the life of the citizens of the proposed lunar cities…

Cool cycling jacket has built-in light indicators

This cycling jacket with built-in light indicators is the coolest integration of technology into a jacket I have seen for a long time. It’s not only cool, it is practical and can be life saving. In many cities around the world, cyclists are second class users on the streets. No infrastructure that supports cyclists to…

Romantic with Wearable Electronic

Barbara Layne from Studio subTela designed the Jacket Antics, a Wearable Electronic concept that addresses the sensual part of our life, the softness of textiles, the love and romantic dreams. Barbara has developed a pair of his-and-hers jackets that use embedded LEDs on the back to send messages using scrolling words. The clothing senses when…

Summer fun with Wearable Electronic

Summer is in it’s hottest phase and with it all the fun and vacations. We have compiled a list of Wearable Electronic products that allow you the get the most summer fun this year. As starter, how about one of those cool looking T-Shirts from UrbanTool, the Groove Rider? Total control of your iPod and…

Walkie-Talkie Jacket from O’Neill

Following up on the announcement of the Autumn/Winter 2007/2008 Wearable Electronic collection from O’Neill Europe, we received the first images of the H4 Jacket collection. The start makes the H4 Walkie-Talkie Jacket, a new addition to O’Neill’s Wearable Electronic line. Using top-of-the-range fabrics, this jacket is aimed for the adventurous free-rider. The walkie-talkie connector is…

Wearable Electronic curiosities

iLuv made big waves throughout the blogging sphere about a Jacket with iPod controls named Fashionology Jacket and a Bikini top with iPod controls integrated. Those two ‘products’ may or may not turn out to be products. After all, iLuv is a company that sells iPod and other MP3 player accessories (very good one by…

Zegna Sport Bluetooth iJacket 2007/08 Collection

Zegna Sport continues to offer cutting edge innovation, through the development of the Bluetooth iJACKET, a technological advancement of the acclaimed iJACKET or version 2.0 in tech geek speak. This new collection from Zegna Sport pioneers the new trend for ‘communication clothing’ – by enabling the wearer to use the celj phone and simultaneously listen…