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Smart Clothing to be Safe@Sea

┬áSafe@Sea is a European Union funded project looking for solutions to eliminate the high causality rate of fisherman at sea. Fishing is among one of the most dangerous professions especially in bad weather on small boats. Far too often a man goes over board during the battle with the elements. If that happens, a range…

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Networking Garments

According to industry experts and cell-phone manufacturers NFC (Near Field Communication) will become a standard function in the near future for short range wireless communication between portable devices. NFC works on high frequency like Bluetooth but over a shorter range, only a few centimeter and is based on inductive-coupling, where loosely coupled inductive circuits can…

Data logging Shirt

Sport enthusiasts know that sooner or later discover that parts or their body can not cope with their enthusiasm, leading to dislodged joints and painfully strained extremities. Fortunately, wearable electronic and the inventive mind of Marcus Moche, Alexandra Morgan and David Schmidt, currently students at the Northeastern University College of Engineering, might provide a solution…

Wearable Posture Monitoring

One of the most ‘sensible’ wearable electronic concepts I have seen is the Wearable Posture Monitoring vest from Lucy Dunne. Spending every day a lot of the time behind the desk and hammering around the keyboard like many others are doing nowadays, the body posture changes from energetic in the morning to almost melting in…

Touch screen compatible gloves

An interesting product that does not use e-Textiles or any of the wearable electronic technologies we usually write about but related to the way clothing – in this case gloves – need to adapt to be able to interact with our indispensable electronic gadgets. As we are on the way to the big freeze outside…

One more thing: Smart Garments

Apple Inc‘s patent application “Smart Garment” released on Sept. 11, 2008 strongly indicates it’s interested into the development of wearable electronic / smart clothing. Apple’s popular iPod range has actually helped to kick start the wearable electronic business by providing a kind of standardized interface platform with the iPod range. This standardized platform together with…