high-tech clothing

Google, Levi's Create "Smart" Denim Jacket for Urban Cyclists

There’s very little about Google and Levi Strauss’s “smart” jacket that distinguishes it from any other garment a savvy urbanite might sport. With neither…

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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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Project Jacquard: Google, Levi's to Turn Clothing Into Touchscreens

Jacquard is a “smart fabric” developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group that could conceivably turn your sleeve into a touch…

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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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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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OMSignal's Biometric-Sensing Workout Clothes Keep Your Vitals in Check

Forget your activity tracker band – just integrate the sensors right into your workout shirt for no-fuss and accurate biometrics monitoring. That’s the principle behind…

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The Zip Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone, iPod With Hand Gestures

Some of us are born with natural grace; the rest of us would sooner bust a kneecap than any moves. No matter what your rhythm, the Zip jacket by Jennifer Darmour (a.k.a. Electricfoxy)…

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Meet "Herself," the World's First Air-Purifying Dress

We have dresses to impress, for success, even to kill, but “Herself” must be the first drapey number to clear the air. A collaboration between the University of Sheffield,…

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High-Tech Luxe, Cotton Prices Increase, Vogue's Vague Eco-Fashion

Photo by Diana Eng The latest covetable fashion item happens to be wired with LEDs, biosensors, and piezoelectric circuits. (Forbes) Initiate a random act of kindness, get a 20 percent…

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Rainbow Winters’ Colorful, Interactive Couture Reacts to Water, Sun, Music

Rainbow Winters puts the “high tech” in “technicolor.” The freshly launched London fashion label, designed by the loquaciously named Amy Konstanze Mercedes…

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Trikoton Custom-Makes Clothing Based on the Sound of Your Voice

In a world where most of our clothes are punched from the same mega-factory mold, truly bespoke clothing is a privilege few of us get to enjoy. One Berlin-based fashion house, however,…

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Little Black Dress That Works as a Cellphone Turns You into the Gadget

Leave it to the technical impresarios at CuteCircuit to create a dress that doubles as a soft-circuitry cellphone. (Maxwell Smart’s clunker of a shoe-phone this isn’t.) The…

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Underarm Clothing Patch Eliminates Body Odor Through Nanotechnology

If genius is 99 percent perspiration, then summer’s arrival must make Mensa candidates of us all. A new nanotechnology-enhanced fabric tag by Odegon Technologies, however, could…

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Messenger Dog: A Canine-Equipped Messaging System for Disaster Relief

From search-and-rescue K9 units to keg-toting St. Bernards, man’s best friend tackles crises with the same selfless devotion usually reserved for canonized saints and fictional…

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"Ping," A Social-Networking Garment That Updates Your Every Move

If you’re a Facebook addict who can’t stop updating your status, we have the outfit for you.“Ping,” a “social-networking garment” by Jennifer…

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The Detectair is a "Smart" Vest That Sniffs Out Air Pollutants

It’s a polluter’s world—we all just live in it. But imagine being able to sidestep encounters with common urban pollutants like benzene, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and…

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