Wearable Technology

Project Solaire's Solar-Powered Backpacks Charge Gadgets on the Go

Most smartphone users have probably experienced the frustration of a dead battery. Now Project Solaire have designed a backpack that incorporates a solar panel into the fabric to keep…

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MIT Invents a Wearable Social Network That Helps You Break the Ice

Students from MIT are trying to create their own social network that relies less on virtual life and more on your personal connections. Social Textiles is way for people to connect…

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Can Norton Security's RFID-Proof Jeans Prevent Digital Pickpocketing?

Symantec wants to protect more than just your computer. Best known for its Norton line of antivirus and spyware products, the PC security firm has teamed up with online retailer…

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Jenny Wu's 3D-Printed "Lace" Jewelry is Architecture You Can Wear

WEARABLE ARCHITECTURE Comprising necklaces, rings, and earrings that intertwine in dizzying, unexpected ways, Lace pushes the limits of 3D printing as a medium. To bring her vision to…

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Insulated Sleeping Bag Expands Into a Mobile Shelter for the Homeless

Last October, Carnegie Mellon University charged its students to devise temporary, economically viable shelters for housing some of the 578,424 homeless people living in the United…

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Google Glass is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Still scrounging pennies for Google Glass? Today’s the last day you can buy one; in its present form, anyway. After nearly three years of hype, hubris, and near-constant derision,…

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Kairos "T-Band" Turns Even the Dumbest Watch Into a Smartwatch

For those of us who already wear a regular watch, Kairos T-Band can turn that favorite accessory into a smart watch. The smart band can do everything the new smart watches can do…

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Could Super-Insulated Clothes Eliminate Need for Indoor Heat?

Photo by Shutterstock The cold winter months are upon us in the northern hemisphere and with it comes escalating energy bills as we struggle to keep snug. But imagine if ourclothes…

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Repurpose's Solar-Powered Schoolbags Do More Than Carry Stuff

CARRY ON Another upside of using plastic? The bags are waterproof. (“There’s nothing worse than wet books,” notes the duo.) And since aesthetics played a huge role from…

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"Dolfi" is a Palm-Sized Washing Machine That Cleans With Ultrasound

Meet “Dolfi”, a next-generation ultrasonic “washing machine” that fits in the palm of your hand. Designed by Switzerland’s MPI Ultrasonics, the…

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NuDown's Inflatable Jackets Let You Create Your Ideal Temperature

COLD COMFORT Unlike down or other animal-derived materials, NuDown garments are expected to stay warm even when wet. Even better? Independent testing by Kansas State University’s…

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Vigour: A Rehabilitative "Smart" Cardigan for Geriatric Patients

INVISIBLE TECH The Vigour’s unassuming appearance is key to making it palatable to a wider audience, since its familiar look and feel comforts rather than intimidates. (Thanks to…

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Fittersift's Dress Shirt Turns Body Heat Into Therapeutic Infrared Energy

Fittersift wants to optimize your body’s inefficiencies. The nascent firm has developed a men’s dress shirt that uses “responsive textile technology” to turn waste body heat…

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Misfit, Swarovski Unveil World's First Solar-Powered Activity Tracker

SHINY For extra glamour, the Swarovski Shine collection includes nine interchangeable accessories, including the “Slake” bracelet and the “Vio” pendant, designed…

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Lepow's Convertible "HiSmart" Bag Will Take Your Calls for You

Move over, smartwatches. 2015 just might be the year of the smartbag. Firing the year’s opening salvo? Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company Lepow, which unveiled its “HiSmart…

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Could These "Wearable Biospheres" Help Us Survive on Alien Planets?

Photos by Yoram Reshef If we’re ever going to make it in space exploration to distant planets like Jupiter let alone outside of our solar system, we’re going to need some…

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Finally, a 3D-Printed Dress That Drapes, Moves Like Actual Fabric

3D printers produce rigid objects, usually made of plastic. They don’t print or weave fabrics, but Massachusetts-based firm Nervous System used a 3D printer to make a dress that…

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Myontec's "Smart" Shorts Promise to Give You a Better Workout

Finish company Myontec’s MBody Coach tech shorts promise to ramp up your athletic performance with real time monitoring and coaching. While the everyday exerciser can get away…

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