Wearable Technology

Need to Focus? Trident's New Clothing Line "Disables" Your Technology

Trident Gum thinks distraction from our smartphones is a major problem, so they commissioned Kunihiko Morinaga of Anrealage to create a line of clothes that would block all incoming…

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Imogen Heap's Open-Source "Mi.Mu" Glove Turns Gestures Into Music

Innovative musician, Imogen Heap has been working on a way to change the way music is created and now is sharing her tool with the world – an interactive glove that controls sound…

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Cellphones Could Soon be Tiny Enough to be Printed on Clothing

Photo by Shutterstock Rather than carry around your phone, you may soon wear it on your sleeve with nanolasers that are currently under development. A spaser, which is basically a laser…

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Carnegie Mellon, Disney Researchers Invent 3D-Printing for Teddy Bears

Need a cuddle in a hurry? A joint venture between Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research in Pittsburgh has led to the creation of a new type of three-dimensional printer that…

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Flexible "Glass Fabric" Arm Band Converts Body Heat Into Electricity

Your body is full of an underutilized energy potential that can be harnessed to power wearable technology and smart watches. A flexible arm band, developed by Korean researchers at…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Google, Motorola Debut First "Android Wear"-Powered Smartwatch

I, ANDROID Android Wear will also allow you to control other devices from your wrist, say, firing up a music playlist on your phone or streaming your favorite movie—via Google’s…

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Help Design NASA's Next-Generation "Z-2" Space Suit

INFINITY AND BEYOND The Z-2 marks several milestones for NASA, which collaborated with space-suit-maker ILC Dover on the prototype. It’s the first surface-specific planetary…

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"Spacetex" Project Experiments With Clothing Physiology in Space

Alexander Gerst is about to have a very busy six months. When the German astronaut docks at the International Space Station later this month, he’ll be responsible for nearly 40…

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Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Ming Chuan University has come up with a self-sustaining knee pad for exercise, that converts your hard work into soothing heat post-work out. A winner of the Red Dot Award, the Energy…

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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…

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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…

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Francis Bitonti's "Bristle" Dress is Couture You Can 3D-Print at Home

Francis Bitonti didn’t just envision a future where everyone can print their own clothes, he created it. Together with students from his “New Skins: Computational Design for…

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Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

Three-dimensional printing has come a long way. Compared with its rigid, unpliable forebears, the Sneakerbot II by Recreus is flexible—so flexible, in fact, that you can crumple it…

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These 3D-Printed Press-On Manicures Are Beyond Insane

NAILED IT But even their plastic offerings aren’t for shrinking violets. Available in bold, saturated colors like amethyst, raspberry, and royal blue, each piece is a textural…

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