Posture-Suspenders

Smart Posture Suspenders

eTextiles and wearable tech truly inspire people around the globe, innovator and creator of amazingly sensible solutions. Designer, developer and entrepreneur Tobias Sonne designed the Posture Suspenders to solve a problem most of the notebook and iPad swinging folks are confronted with on a daily basis: slouching behind a keyboard, maltreating the spine and muscles…

SQUID-Sensor-shirt

Wearable tech Fitness shirt

2012 will see hyper activity in research and development of smart shirts for sports/fitness apparel – at least this is my view on the ‘killer application’ in wearable tech this year. Smart shirts, having textile sensors integrated that pick up the electrical signals generated by muscle activity like heart rate form the heart muscle or…

Sensible clothing stretches the imagination

Sensible, sensing clothing are a fascinating topic which has got the intention of a highly creative team which integrates Merlin Stretch Sensor into beautifully designed garment to sense the wearers movement. The movement data can then be used for various purposes like interaction with a garments appearance, interaction with other smart sensing garments or interaction…

OFSETH – smart textile sensors for healthcare

OFSETH (Optical Fiber Sensors Embedded into technical Textile for Health-care) is a European project of the 6th Framework Program and will be part of the Smart Textiles Salon prototype presentation in Ghent, a European workshop jointly organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex. The OFSETH project aims to develop optical fiber based sensors for…

Knitted sensor patent awarded to SmartLife

SmartLife® Technology Ltd, a UK based Medical Technology Company with the aim to become a leading global provider in the field of wearable monitoring systems just got a step closer to achieve this aim by being awarded an international patent for a knitted ‘linear electronic transducer’ which is incorporated into a garment in order to…

eTextile DIY – Proximity Sensing Fabric

This weeks eTextile DIY project introduction comes from Adrian Freed, Research Director at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technology) who is by the way organizing the Interactive e-textile Workshop with Arduino LilyPad (still some places left for the August session). The Proximity Sensing Fabric project is demonstrating how interactive fashion designer could recreate…

The Digital world at your fingertips

Plusea aka Hannah Perner-Wilson is one of the most active wearable technologists judging on the amount of her DIY instructions especially around textile sensors and interactive clothing for performing artists. Her most recent creation posted on YouTube is the ‘Sensitive Fingertips‘ (see embedded video below) a glove containing pressure sensors on each finger tip allowing…

Stretchable textile pressure sensors for better product design

Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. started in 1996 as a commercial spin-off from Harvard University to design, develop and manufacture high performance multi-element pressure and tactile sensing systems. Their latest commercially available product is the FingerTPS(TM) (Finger Tactile Pressure Sensing). Flexible sensors are worn on the hand and transmit accurate, repeatable tactile force data to a…

Smart clothes: textiles that track your health

Garments that measure the heart rate have been on the market for some time. Made of intelligent textiles, those sensors stand out over other solutions with their excellent wearability, they are soft as textiles are. Textile based sensors provide a much higher wearing comfort: everything you need to to is to put on a shirt….