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Bridgette Meinhold

 
Bridgette MeinholdBridgette is a sustainability consultant based in Park City, UT and helps individuals and companies reduce their environmental impact. With degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering, she has experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, and sustainable development. She is also a contributing writer for LowImpactLiving.com. When she's not calculating carbon footprints, recycling materials into new things, or writing blog posts, she spends her time with her new puppy hiking in the woods, writing, and painting. She recently got married to the man of her dreams, a handsome firefighter/paramedic. And she is currently trying to talk herself into writing her first novel, which will most definitely have something to do with sustainability.

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ICEdot’s Helmet-Mounted Sensor Signals for Help in Event of a Crash

ICEdot’s Helmet-Mounted Sensor Signals for Help in Event of a Crash

Cyclists, skiers, runners, motorcyclists and adventurers take note – this little device might just save your life. The ICEdot is a crash sensor you wear on your helmet or body and can tell if you

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Bandaid-Like Stick-On Circuit Board Turns Your Body Into a Gadget

Bandaid-Like Stick-On Circuit Board Turns Your Body Into a Gadget

Tattoo circuit boards are now one step closer to reality with the development of this stick-on, flexible circuit board. All the electronics are integrated into a stretchy and pliable base that can be

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BB.Suit: A 3D-Knitted “Onesie” That Doubles as Wi-Fi Hotspot

BB.Suit: A 3D-Knitted “Onesie” That Doubles as Wi-Fi Hotspot

Everybody loves a onesie, but a onesie outfitted with a WiFi hotspot, GPS tracking and a music library becomes the life of the party. The BB.Suit is a 3D knitted, high tech outfit designed by a consortium

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JakToGo: Wearable Luggage That Helps You Avoid Baggage Fees

JakToGo: Wearable Luggage That Helps You Avoid Baggage Fees

The next wave in wearables may not be something to do with technology, but could be to help the transport of goods. The JakToGo combines your carry-on and your jacket to let you take 10 kg more of baggage

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Google, Motorola Debut First “Android Wear”-Powered Smartwatch

Google, Motorola Debut First “Android Wear”-Powered Smartwatch

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Ergonomic “Easy Button” Helps Elderly, Disabled Button Own Shirts

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Kolon Sport’s Survival “Life Tech” Jacket Includes Wearable Wind Turbine

Headed out on an extreme adventure, you’ll want to be outfitted with latest and greatest in jackets to protect you from the elements. The Life Tech Jacket designed by Seymourowell for Kolon Sports

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LED-Embellished “Supaheroe” Jacket Helps Cyclists Stay Visible at Night

LED-Embellished “Supaheroe” Jacket Helps Cyclists Stay Visible at Night

Innovative wearables firm, Utope has recently developed a waterproof jacket with integrated electronics and lighting to make you more visible at night. The Sporty Supaheroe Jacket features stretchable and

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“Cuff” is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

“Cuff” is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

For those nervous about walking home alone at night, Cuff’s new line of GPS-enabled jewelry can give you some piece of mind and alert friends and family to your exact location. If you run into a

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“Nex” is a High-Tech Charm Bracelet for Gaming on Your Wrist

“Nex” is a High-Tech Charm Bracelet for Gaming on Your Wrist

To appeal to the teen crowd with a smart device, you have to give them more than a watch or activity tracker, you have to make it fun and interactive. The “Nex” band is the world’s first

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Washington University’s High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

Washington University’s High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

A new set of high-tech glasses could help surgeons find and remove cancerous cells during surgery. Developed by Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Washington

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OpenKnit: An Open-Source “Clothing Printer” That Lets You Make Your Own Garments

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“Back to the Future”-Style Self-Lacing Nike Sneakers Could Arrive in 2015

“Back to the Future”-Style Self-Lacing Nike Sneakers Could Arrive in 2015

Looks like Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future II might be arriving right on schedule—at least, if Nike designer Tinker Hatfield isn’t just joshing us. Speaking at a a

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Wear: A Directional Microphone Necklace That Improves Hearing

Wear is a new directional microphone necklace designed for those with hearing loss as a way to improve the quality of conversations. The wearable device is part fashion accessory as well as hearing aid

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Cabela’s Color-Changing Camouflage Lets Soldiers Match Surroundings

Camouflage is a big deal when you’re out traipsing through the woods bird watching, or hunting. Year-round hunters likely have a wide variety of styles and colors to match the season, but now

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Made of Organic Cotton, N2R’s Hydro Jacket is Water-, Wind-Resistant

Made of Organic Cotton, N2R’s Hydro Jacket is Water-, Wind-Resistant

Finding a good water-resistant jacket is a difficult prospect in itself, but finding one that is organic too is downright impossible. Which is why Luca Sburlati of N2R set out to make a completely organic

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Parker Dusseau’s “Commuter Suit” Lets You Cycle to Work in Style

Parker Dusseau’s “Commuter Suit” Lets You Cycle to Work in Style

Cycling to work and suits don’t really go that well together, unless of course you’re wearing a Commuter Suit. Designed by San Fran-based Parker Dusseau, the Commuter Suit combines the best of

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“Shine” is an Elegant Activity Tracker You Can Wear Nearly Anywhere

“Shine” is an Elegant Activity Tracker You Can Wear Nearly Anywhere

Activity trackers are a dime a dozen now, and they all look have a sporty look that goes well with your workout clothes, but not necessarily a dress or a suit. Enter Shine, a stylish activity tracker by

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