Wearable Technology

"Dorothy": A Device That Calls a Cab When You Click Your Heels

Dorothy was magically transported back to Kansas when she clicked the heels of her ruby slippers three times. Now you can do magic too with the help of the Dorothy and the Ruby device…

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Does Wearable Technology Pose a Risk to Our Health?

Photo by Shutterstock Our phones, smart watches, and other wearable technology are constantly emitting radio and electromagnetic signals close to our brains and our reproductive organs.…

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This Marker Ink Changes Color When Your Sunscreen Stops Working

Piling on the sunscreen is a great habit to get into to protect yourself against harmful ultraviolet rays, but what happens when your sunscreen stops working? The innovative new Suncayr…

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Best Dad Ever Makes a Giggle-Activated LED Minnie Mouse Costume

Royce Hutain sure knows how to light up a little girl’s Halloween. Not only did the California dad ring in the spookiest season the year with his family at Disneyland, but he also…

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Will.i.am's "Puls" Smartphone-Watch Features Designs by Zaha Hadid

Don’t confuse Will.i.am’s PULS with all the other smartwatches on the market. The PULS is not a watch, it’s a mobile device that operates completely on its own without…

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Fire-Resistant "Thunderwear" Protects Steelworkers' Privates

Steel workers and fire fighters are literally put in the hot seat for their jobs and need protective gear to keep them safe from burning. While their outer layers provide adequate…

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This 3D-Printed Headpiece Changes Color to Reflect Your Mood

Sometimes body language just isn’t enough to express your feelings and Sensoree’s latest foray into the world of brain scanning and 3D printing lets you show your mood…

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U.S. Navy Could Soon Use Sound Waves to "Weld" Its Uniforms

Photo by Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock The U.S. Navy could soon be welding more than ships. The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, together with Rhode Island-based firm Propel,…

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U.S. Offers $1 Million Prize for Better Anti-Ebola Contamination Suit

Photo by Shutterstock The U.S. government wants to provide health workers with better tools in their fight against ebola, and it’s crowdsourcing the Internet for help. The U.S.…

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Robotic Fabric Turns Any Surface—Even Clothing—Into an Automaton

Electronic fabrics are one thing, but robotic fabrics are a whole new field in wearable technology. New developments at Purdue University have led to a robotic fabric, an electronic…

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$3M Robotic "Trousers" Could Give You Superhuman Strength

Exoskeleton suits currently under development promise mobility for parapalegics, but are bulky, heavy, and overkill for those who just need a little extra help. Harvard has developed a…

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Could This Jacket Keep You From Catching a Cold?

Whether you are a germaphobe or not, taking crowded public transit can expose commuters to a bevy of germs each day. The new Germinator Transit Jacket by Betabrand is a wearable germ…

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New "Smart" Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched...Even Shot With Bullets

As wearables become more integrated into our lives they will also get woven into our fabrics. But for electronic textiles to be realistic, they need to be really durable and most…

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BB.Suit 0.2 is a 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Purifies the Air Around It

The same three-dimensionally knitted “onesie” that doubles as a wireless hotspot, Global Positioning System tracker, and MP3 library can add another capability to its litany…

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Lumo Lift: A Wearable "Posture Coach" That Vibrates When You Slouch

Stand up straight! Years of admonishment from our mothers still can’t get us to have stand tall even though we know we should. It’s not that we don’t want good…

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Acer U.K.'s "Selfie Hat" Represents Everything Wrong With Society

BEST SHOT The hat itself is the work of Christian Cowan-Sanluis, a first-year student at the London College of Fashion. Despite his relative callowness, Cowan-Sanluis is no stranger to…

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This "Jetpack" Could Help You Run a Mile in 4 Minutes

The world record for running the mile is 3:43:13, but most people can’t even come close to running a mile under four minutes. DARPA, the US Military’s research arm, hopes to…

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Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Now there is actually a good reason to take a selfie – it might help someone else figure out if the same clothes will fit them. Fashion startup, Fitbay is preaching the selfie as…

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