Your future clothes could turn body heat into electricity

September 18, 2016 by  
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed lightweight wearable tech that can harness your body heat and turn it into electricity. The system comprises a layer of thermally conductive material that feeds body heat through a centrally located thermoelectric generator; a separate polymer layer helps retain body heat. The system is only two millimeters thick and could be integrated into everyday clothes, like t-shirts.

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Google and Levi Strauss created a smart jacket that let’s you control your phone

May 28, 2016 by  
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Google and Levi Strauss joined together to make a “smart” jacket that looks low-tech, but is literally woven full of technology . The interactive textile features conductive yarns and electronics that lets you use your smartphone without needing to pull it out of your pocket. Need a skip a song? Swipe your sleeve. Imagine how handy this kind of clothing could be while riding a bike or making your way through a crowd.

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MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

February 22, 2015 by  
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MIT students have designed Social Textiles , an innovative social network that helps you break the ice in the form of a t-shirt. Printed with thermochromatic ink letters, the wired t-shirts light up and spell out information to clue you in to common interests with new acquaintances, and can even notify you when a friend is nearby. The wearable technology receives information from a phone app via bluetooth . READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bluetooth , MIT , social network , social textiles , thermochromatic , Wearable Tech , wearable technology

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Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

October 4, 2014 by  
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We love wearable technology , but not all of it is as durable as we like our clothing to be. Which is why researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Hong Polytechnic decided to create fabric circuit boards. So far under testing, the electronic fabric can handle washing, stretching and even bullet impacts without breaking down, which could mean a whole new future for wearable tech. Read More >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: circuit fabric , electronic fabric , fabric circuit boards , fabric electronics , fabric tech , Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Kong , stretchable electronic fabric , washable electronic fabric , Wearable Tech , wearable technology

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Acer U.K. Presents Over-the-Top Tablet-Integrated Selfie Sombrero

September 21, 2014 by  
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We’ve recently featured many wearable tech products, but none are as ostentatious as this giant glittery, hot pink selfie-taking sombrero designed by Acer U.K. and Christian Cowan-Sanluis, a 20-year-old designer who’s previously worked with Lady Gaga . Equipped with an Iconia A1-840 tablet that spins 360 degrees, this high-tech hat appears to poke fun at the overblown selfie phenomenon while allowing the user to take better glamor shots. The limited edition hat is only viewable by appointment and retails at £599 ($980). READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Acer uk , Christian Cowan-Sanluis , Iconia A1-840 tablet , selfie hat , selfie sombrero , selfies , tablet integrated hat

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The Manicure of the Future Gives You Smart Fingernails

May 31, 2014 by  
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You’ve seen smart phones, smart glasses and even smart watches, but how about smart fingernails? Wearable technology is poised to become huge, so two students at the Art Center College of Design in California got to thinking about options for adding technology to everyday items. What they came up with could change the way nail salons do business. Instead of giving you a few coats of paint, salons could outfit you with the equipment to track your health or help you change your habits right at your fingertips. Even though the concept is in its early stages, it opens up a whole new world of smart technology. Read More > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activity tracking , art center college of design , fingernail technology , future of nail salons , health monitoring , health tracking , LED fingernails , manicure of the future , nail salon technology , nail salons , smart fingernail technology , smart fingernails , smart glasses , smart manicure , smart phones , smart watches , wearable fingernail technology , wearable smart technology , Wearable Tech , wearable technology , wearing technology

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