Wearable Technology

Inspired by Nature, Iridescent Cellulose Films Could Replace Toxic Dyes

Taking cues from hyper-pigmented reality, scientists are developing a coloration technique that produces vivid iridescent colors using wood pulp – the same stuff that is used to…

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"Pavlok" Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

Some are motivated by tempting carrots, others are motivated by a stick, or in the case of the Pavlok wristband, an electric shock. The Pavlok is the latest in a string of activity…

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time.…

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial…

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your…

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3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

A pocket-size three-dimensional printer that makes on-the-go clothing repairs a cinch is just one of 35 visionary concepts that could make for a greener “home of the…

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Minna Life's "KGoal" is the World's First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

Your vagina needs a workout just as much as the rest of your body, but remembering to do your Kegels and doing them correctly is an entirely different matter. Enter the KGoal, a small…

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Nokia's Wireless Charging Trousers Power Up Your Phone on the Go

Nokia, in collaboration with British designer A. Sauvage, just dreamed up a pair of wireless charging trousers that will juice up your phone when it’s in one of the pockets. The…

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This 3D-Printed Bustier Turns Transparent Every Time You Tweet

What if every time you revealed personal information about yourself, a piece of your clothing was torn off, so that the more your share, the more you are exposed? That’s the…

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Vibrating "Eyeronman" Vest Can Help Visually Impaired Avoid Obstacles

The visually impaired usually navigate by sound and by feel, often with a cane, but with new wearable technology advancing so rapidly, high tech navigation may soon be in their future.…

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This High-Tech Hoodie Sends Text Messages Using Simple Gestures

Roll up your sleeve to send a message that you’re busy or touch your hood to let someone know you’re thinking about them. While discreet, these movements convey real meaning…

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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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Wearable-Tech Market for Pets Expected to Reach $2.6 Billion by 2025

Photo by Whistle GPS Humans aren’t the only ones that can wear activity trackers. In fact they’re now being made for Fido and the market for wearable tech for pets and…

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NASA's "ForceShoe" Helps Astronauts Maintain Bone, Muscle Health

Let’s first agree that there is no need to worry about fashion while you’re in space. With that said, NASA has come up with a pair of high-tech, but ugly sandals that can…

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Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Google Glass is about to get a significant boost in specs appeal, thanks to the efforts of legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is creating five new frames and eight…

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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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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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