Wearable Technology

Nike Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Performance Sports Bag

Don’t count on getting your mitts on Nike Football’s “Rebento” duffel any time soon. The sportswear goliath only made three copies of the carryall, which…

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Future Travelers Will Be Emailing Their Luggage to 3D-Printers

FAREWELL TO CARRY-ONS With advances in three-dimensional printing, this future is already unfolding, says Kyttanen. Lost Luggage supplants the traditional “analog” suitcase…

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Nail Salons of the Future Will Offer Wearable-Tech Manicures

No need to strap a smart watch on your wrist to track activity when you can embed all the necessary sensors on your nails. Integrated into you body, wearable tech nail devices could…

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DIY Expandable Dress Protects Your Personal Space in Close Quarters

Some people have zero concept of personal space and get far too close for comfort. Which is why Kathleen McDermott crafted the Personal Space Dress that inflates when it detects a…

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Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You've Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in every pair that…

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"Morpher" Bicycle Helmet Folds Flat to Fit in Your Backpack

A new folding helmet called the “Morpher” makes it safer and easier to ride your bike by letting you stow it in your bag while not using it. We all know that riding bikes is…

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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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