E-Traces

E-Traces your dance moves

One of the most mesmerizing and creative Wearable Electronic designs I have come across lately is E-Traces by Lesia Trubat González. Elsie fitted ballet shoes with pressure sensors, accelerometer and Arduino magic to capture the movements of the dancer’s feet. The signals are send wirelessly to a electronic device such as a smart phone. The App…

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Flexible, Stretchable Electronics

One of the fundamental requirements in wearable electronics is to make it stretchable, flexible, elastic. Without this properties there is no way electronics can be integrated into clothing. Over the past years various research and development activities have been undertaken to master the stretchability of electronic elements, to make electronic systems conformal with the textile…

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…

ISWC 2011 – Call for Wearable Electronic design

ISWC (International Symposium on Wearable Computers) invites submissions of original works of wearable technology for its 2011 Juried Exhibition. Submissions may comprise any type of wearable technology (electronic, mechanical, textile, garments, etc), and designers are encouraged to submit works of practical technology as well as works of art. ISWC 2011 will be the fifteenth annual…

World Maker Faire New York eTextile Fashion Show

The sweet summer holidays are coming to an end for most part of the world it’s time to quickly catch up in the working schedules. To help you get back into the wearable technology event calendar here is a reminder for the upcoming ‘World Maker Faire New York eTextile Fashion Show‘ running from Sept. 25…

Soon people can call your little black M-Dress

Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, the creative force behind CuteCircuit are pushing the limits of wearable technology far into the future with their recent activities which ranges from illuminated stage-wear for artists to launching their own CuteStore for technology enhanced fashion. In the ‘coming soon…’ section of the store we can find the famous Hug…

Polar job listing – Textile Engineering and Wearable Electronics

It looks like we can create a section for job openings in wearable electronic. After Adidas started building up their wearable electronic team Polar is now starting to build their wearable electronic team. If you are interested and match Polar’s job profile you can apply for the ‘Specialist, Textile Engineering and Wearable Electronics‘. The wearable…

Adidas is further expanding it’s wearable electronic team

In case you haven’t seen yet the comment on our blog posting about Adidas search for a wearable electronic designer, they have also a job opening for a Wearable Electronics Development Engineer for Software & Hardware development. According to the job opening your area of operation will be as a member of the adidas Wearable…

Generative wardrobe

Generative Wardrobe by designer Alex Dodge is a concept study that explores various wearable technologies to form a complete system from head to the toes. Starting with a highly futuristic head cap called ‘Sleep Talker‘ envisioned to allow the broadcasting of one’s unconscious experience = dreams on social networks. Facebook with a dream status update…

Adidas is looking for a wearable electronic designer

According to a job opening posting the Adidas Group is looking for a Textronics Senior Industrial Designer ‘to create wearable electronics performance innovations which drive the advanced product process from opportunity identification through production reality.’ Textronics, founded by Stacey Burr, created and commercialized a range of heart rate monitoring running tops and shirts using their…

Wearable electronic againts pick pocketing

Imagine a pickpocket trying to steal your wallet but instead of getting your money he or she is in for a 220-volt jolt! We have seen before the use of high voltage shock clothing like the No-Contact jacket designed for security and other law enforcement personal to give of an electric shock when touched by…

Emotional Fashion – Wearable Absence

WAb (Wearable Absence) is an interactive garment connecting to a database wireless via a mobile device to enhance the wearers emotional stage with prerecorded memories in audio/visual from. The WAb garment is fitted with a range of senors that detect heart rate and skin conductivity which allow to calculate the stress or relaxed level, excitement…

Pretty Smart Textiles

Pretty Smart Textiles is the name of an exhibition about and around the latest innovations in eTextiles from Dutch artists and designers including Daan Roosegaarde, Maartje Dijkstra, Meg Grant, Nicky Assmann, Dorith Sjardijn, Melissa Coleman, Heike Sperber, Marina Venendaal, Karina van Heck, Florian Kräutli, Aduen Darriba, Joachim Rotteveel, Anouk Wipprecht, Charlotte ‘t Hart, Evelyn Lebis,…

Therapeutical wearable technology

The benefits of wearable technologies to add functions to clothing for therapeutic use will are huge. For a starter, integrating monitoring function into clothing without altering the wear comfort enables patients to be more independent from stationary observations. This in turn reduces the need for hospitals to provide space and personnel who otherwise have to…

eTextile Fashion Show followup

My fabulous friend Lynne Bruning who organized last weekends eTextile Fashion Show at Maker Faire compensated for my misfortune of not being able to attend this exiting event myself by sending a wealth of information which I am sharing with the talk2myShirt community over the coming days. For everyone who couldn’t visit this event Alexa…

SmartCap

The SmartCap, an invention by Australian-based research organization CRC Mining to detect fatigue of truck drivers working on mining operations, is fitted with hi-tech brain monitoring sensors. Invented by CRCMining engineer Dr Daniel Bongers, the SmartCap, a baseball cap with integrated EEG (brain waves) sensors that he developed do not need conductive gel but work…

Implantable Electronics

A topic that goes one step further than Wearable Electronic: Implantable Electronic. Wearable of course but this new field of electronics g=does not stop on the skin, it goes under the skin. For me, implantable electronic is as fascinating as wearable electronic as both aim to use cutting edge technologies to improve life quality. Wearable…

KlimaJack – self regulating climate inside a jacket

The KlimaJack (Climate Jacket) research project, a collaboration between German clothing companies and universities under the lead of ITIV (Institute for Information Processing Technology) aims to create climate controlling wearable systems integrated into clothing. Sensors integrated into the clothing’s fabric pick up vital body functions which are processed by miniaturized modules integrated in garments. This…

eTextile Fashion Show at Maker Faire

Maker Faire, the #1 event for DIY enthusiasts and Lynne Bruning the #1 in eTextile design teamed up to organize a show that fuses technology and fashion in form of Maker Faire’s first Wearable Computing Fashion Show. Lynne, textile enchantress and creator of award winning wearable art and eTextiles is welcoming all eTextile designers to…

The invisibility dress

Students and artists have the privilege to truly think out of the box, to push the technological boundaries far into the future. Whatever is thinkable will be translated into objects that stimulate, challenge and inspire the rest of the world to achieve their visions one day. talk2myShirt works hard to find these visionaries in the…

Breathing as fashion statement

Hilary Hayes, industrial design student at the Ontario College of Art&Design (OCAD) in Toronto created a scarf which features dynamic light pattern depending on your breathing. She got the inspiration for this design from two areas, one being the fact that during winter time when the temperature reaches the freezing point we see our breath…

SmartMan – Smart Clothing technology

A visionary company is aiming to provide the wearable technology sector a much need boost into the commercialization of interactive clothing by offering a wide range of ‘ready-to-wear’ wearable technologies for the apparel industry. Taiwan based TexRay, a global player in the fabric and apparel business with subsidiaries in North America, Asia and Africa offers…

Wearable electronic guardian angels

Thanks to constantly advancements in medical health care and our general knowledge about healthy lifestyle the percentage of older people increases rapidly around the world. This group of people is in need of new types of products that do mostly not yet exist. One of these areas of need is particularly interesting for wearable technologies:…

Simple and practical: T-Shirt as headphone cord extension

Simple ideas with great impact, does not everyone wish to have such products? Just use them, have them at our disposal all time and if we use them it feels great. Most people get into a defensive mode when I talk about wearable technology as this is still somewhat provocative to imagine having a bit…

GER – emotional fashion

Fashion is emotional, any piece of clothing we buy is selected based on our emotions, feelings, likes and view of the world. To elevate this emotional aspect of clothing Kristin Neidlinger, designer with focus on Sensory Computer Interface designed GER which stands for ‘Galvanic Extimacy Responder’ which in turn is the detection of emotional or…

Communicating Jacket

The ‘Communicating Jacket‘ by David Bormans and Ivan Razin aims to create a jacket that allows interactive communication within the personal space of the wearer. The personal space as it is defined in this project of the Digital Arts Studio at the School of Visual Arts in Belgium (ESAPV) ‘is unique to every individual and…

Messenger Dog uses wearable electronic

Messenger dogs have a long history of contributing, serving their friends and masters in mission-critical situations carrying messages across battler fields, natural disaster devastated areas and during snowy mountain rescue operations. A team of highly innovative students at the CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design), Laura Boffi, Mary Huang (see also the Meet&Playback glove) and…