Wearable Technology

L'Oréal Debuts UV-Monitoring "Smart" Skin Patch at CES

Cosmetic giant L’Oreal’s latest foray into wearable technology is surprisingly not an amped up lipstick or eye shadow, but instead a UV tracking sticker that could help prevent skin…

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Under Armour Unveils "Smart" Sneaker That Tracks Your Workouts

Forget dongles, wristbands, and biosensor pads—the next wave of activity trackers will be built into our clothing. At least, that’s the idea that Under Armour is banking on. At…

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Knit a Pair of Netflix Socks That Pause Your Show If You Fall Asleep

SMART SOCKS You’ll get a warning before that happens via an LED light in the cuff, which will flash red before the signal transmits. To continue watching your show uninterrupted,…

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ShiftWear Lets You Customize Your Sneakers Via Smartphone

An incredible feat of wearable technology could be your new, customizable kicks. The amazing new sneaker company, ShiftWear, fuses a digital screen and wearable fabric, enabling fashion…

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"Dress For Our Time" Reveals Effects of Climate Change Worldwide

As 190 nations gather in Paris today to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, one dress holds court at London’s St. Pancras International Station as a symbol…

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Athena: A Wearable Device Designed to Reduce Sexual Assault

The tiny Athena device could help keep women safe from sexual assault. Designed by startup Roar For Good, the prevention device can be worn easily on a belt loop or on a necklace. When…

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CuteCircuit Designs High-Tech LED Airline Uniforms for EasyJet

HEAVEN SENT Engineers will see similar uniform upgrades, such as LEDs in jacket hoods to provide hands-free illumination for aircraft inspections and maintenance. Other improvements…

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MIT is Turning Living Bacteria Into Self-Ventilating Activewear

RESPONSIVE FASHION Yao and her “BioLogic” team refer to the natto cells as “living actuators”—motors that are grown rather than manufactured. In a later…

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Lauren Bowker Creates Clothing That Reacts to Temperature, Motion

TOUCH AND GO But Bowker is more than the sum of her gimmicks. A trained chemist, she created the world’s first pollution-absorbing dye early in her career. Bowker is currently…

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Post-Couture Collective: Downloadable Garments for the DIY Generation

MAKE YOUR OWN Although Post-Couture says you can bring just about any material to your local maker space or fab lab for laser-cutting, the company also offers its own range of…

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"Worldbeing" is a Wearable That Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Most of us breeze through our chaotic lives without complete awareness of just what affect we each have on the earth. Britain’s Layer Design Studio has created a wearable device that…

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Adidas Introduces Running Shoe With 3D-Printed Materials

Unlike collaborator Kanye West, who voiced his concern in September about three-dimensional printing “destroying” the fashion industry, Adidas isn’t threatened by the…

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Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

What if you could help cleanse the world’s oceans just by going for a dip? The 3d-printed Sponge Suit is a modern and sexy bikini, but its also packed with pollutant-absorbing…

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Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Switching up your bold eyewear choices has never been as easy as with Nasim Sehat’s “Biz Eyes.” The fashionable specs come with a collection of 3D-printed interchangeable parts,…

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"Abstract" is a Line of Bespoke Textiles Based on Your Emotional State

If you’re looking for clothing that’s a bit more unique, considering bespoke clothes made by Abstract, which utilizes your webcam and your handwriting sample to generate…

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Pauline van Dongen's Solar Parka Thrives Among Nature's Elements

SOLAR PARKA The jacket incorporates a single thin, flexible, and waterproof solar panel on one of its front pockets. Manufactured by AltaDevices, the photovoltaic cells generate enough…

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Ralph Lauren's Biometric-Sensing "PoloTech" Shirt Now on Sale

Ralph Lauren tested out its new smart workout shirt at the 2014 U.S. Open on ball boys and now they are releasing the PoloTech shirt to the public. Combining smart electronic textiles,…

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"Technopicnic" is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Picnicking in the City

Photos by DiegoENE It’d be nice to go take for a picnic in a wildflower-filled meadow with only the birds to listen to, but most people don’t have easy access to that much…

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