An Anthropologist, a Material Scientist and a Fashion Tech Designer Walk Into a Bar

No, this isn't a joke. Rather, it is a comment on the centrality of transdisciplinary collaboration for informed and exciting data-driven futures. Data Analytics, Wearables & Fashion Tech's Elemental component When I think about these exciting opportunities around mass customization, improved well-being, better in-person interactions and...

Mercedes-Benz Creates Huge Ripples in Smart Home Battery Business

Smart Home Battery
Mercedes-Benz is presenting itself as a serious player in the business of solar power and batteries. The luxury car manufacturer recently partnered up with Vivint Solar to provide an all-in-one, turn-key solution for smart solar energy. Mercedes will provide the smart home battery, and...

Exploring Fashion Tech Milestones Beyond The Usual Marketing Ploys

Fashion Tech Milestones
Digital and retail are where fashion tech started to get the industry’s attention. This was when it finally became apparent that e-commerce was an inevitability of the future of shopping, websites were redesigned and re-launched, inventory systems were overhauled and new jobs were created...

AI: A Way to Overcome the Limitations of Human Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
The human brain is an amazing biological marvel of incredible complexities and astonishing capabilities. It is capable of creating art, devising engineering solutions, visualizing the future of technology, understanding and course-correcting to seek a better future for the planet, and guiding the growth of...

Billie Whitehouse of Wearable X Talks About Startup Life, Smart Apparel & Wellness Technology

Evolving technology has dovetailed with the health and wellness boom, bringing us wearable tech that counts our steps, tracks our heart rate, and even monitors the quality of our sleep. The latest name in wearable tech is Nadi X, the smart yoga apparel with...

The 3D Printed Future of Fashion Business [Part 1]

Fashion business as we know it has been evolving for the last few centuries. Today, the majority of garment production takes place far away from the sales locations. Because of this long-distance supply chain, it takes between 4 and 6 months to get from...

Five Fashion Tech Garments from MakeFashion 5.0 That Stole The Show

MakeFashion
Calgary, Canada is home to the annual MakeFashion Gala and Runway Show, one of the largest of its kind. Launched in June 2012 by a trio of Calgarians, designers and technologists from all over the world meet to show off their latest fashion tech...

GroundBreaking Innovations Are Great But So Is Long Term Investment In Female Tech Talent

Females in Tech
We have analysed 750 tech, media and telecoms companies that have appeared in the Tech Track 100 rankings from the last 15 years. With regards to how many director roles are occupied by women, we found out that while there was an increase in the number of...

Hearables Attract $50 Million of Crowdfunding – Ear Good, Wrist Bad

Hearables
It’s almost four years since I coined the word “Hearables”, so it was pleasant to see it displayed as a headline product category on NXP’s stand at the Mobile World Congress last week, confirming that hearables are taking off as a serious market sector....

The Challenge of Charging: Can Battery Technology Help our Wearables?

Battery Technology
At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the usual technology names in the mobile phone industry launched their latest products. By looking under the covers of these new products we can often see different battery technology that can help the wearable tech and IoT...