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,…

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…

Smart and Inteligent Textiles conference

I’d like to give you a heads up for the last major event of the Wearable Electronic year: the Smart and Inteligent Textiles Conference organized by Intertech Pira in Prague between Dec. 11-12. If you can come a day earlier to Prague, you can hear how the latest developments in Nano technology will shape the…

E-Textiles symposium starting soon

Just a friendly reminder for our dear readers: IFAI EXPO 2007 is starting in two days (Oct. 3) and on the same day the E-Textiles symposium will be held from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. The E-Textiles Symposium offers a journey into the vast world of Smart Textiles by exploring revolutionary fabrics, e-textiles, i-textiles, flexible…

Smart Textiles and Nanotextiles Conference 2007

IntertechPira‘s 2007 edition of the Smart Textiles and Nanotextile Conference will take place from Dec 10-12 in Prague, Czech Republic. It’s the second time Smart and Intelligent Textiles will be the focus of a high profile conference. Top experts will present and discuss the present status but also the future of Smart, Intelligent and Nano…

Active Fabrics A Growing Trend In Fashion

abc7 network has an article by Richard Hart with the above headline. This article gives very interesting insights and perspectives on how active fabrics and Wearable Electronics are moving forward into our ‘everyday’ clothing. Konrad App from Eleksen for example says: “People walking around with their phone. They’ve got it in their backpack, they’ve got…

Wearable Electronic saves lives

Our headline today may be a little bold but this statement was triggered by a press release from www.prnewswire.com This press release is about UniFirst, one of North America’s largest workwear and textile services companies. According to this release, 33 million people are wearing uniforms on the job and soon some 1.2 million people will…

Music T-Shirt – Italian summer Fashion from Music and Sons

If we needed another proof that Wearable Electronic is not only for bulky winter clothing, the T-shirt with stereo headphones and a pocket for your MP3 player/iPod is the answer. Music and Sons from Italy offers this beautiful looking urban-style fashion T-Shirt for girls and boys, for the music enthusiasts and fashionistas. How many times…

The Reconfigurable Costume from Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley showed us how to make truly textile electronic elements with her e-textile construction kit. Now Leah shows us how this technology can be used to create almost ‘out of this world’ clothing: a reconfigurable costume. The costume consists of a torso piece and an assortment of sensing appendages that can be snapped to…

You have Come a Long Way, Baby!

VDC Corporation has send out a press release that gives a summary of last weeks Smart Fabrics 2007 Conference in Washington DC. According to VDC’s analyst Tim Shea, the Smart Fabrics Conference has come a long way since the first wearable technology conference in NYC back in 2001. What started in 2001 with an audience…

Smart Fabrics 2007 Conference

IntertechPira, a leading provider of strategic information and analyses on advanced materials and technologies, is organizing for the third straight year the Smart Fabrics Conference from May 7-9 in Washington DC. The conference has everything imaginable to offer: on the first day, two highly interesting seminars are planned. The first seminar is about Getting E-textiles…

Solar Bags with Style for sunny days

Taking the risk to repeat ourselves, summer time is approaching as you might have recognized already. And with it, lot of sunshine (we all hope). The best time of the year to think about using solar energy to help reducing global warming. A very fashionable way to save our planet has been created by a…