Scientists, Artists and Designers’ Exploration of Powering Up Our Wearables

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Technology has come a long way when it comes to small and flexible batteries and new protocols like Bluetooth Low Energy. As new technologies continue to be developed, a new generation of batteries to power them is emerging, resulting in wearables becoming more efficient,...

Fashion Tech: IoClothes Founder Ben Cooper Launches “30 in 30” Free Video Series

A great way to start a relationship is by giving. It is an understanding that paves the way when you are building a community and are looking for growth that makes a difference. With the inevitable expansion of the wearable tech and smart textile...

AuR, An Immersive Experience That Will Not Hijack Your Eyes Or Your Attention

In Minority Report, do you remember when Tom Cruise's character fast-walks through a futuristic retail store, with brands calling out to him, offering him deals based on all the data they have on him? Well, that future is almost here. As store beacons are...

Lessons That You Need To Learn From 7 Fashion Tech Startups That Failed

The startup life can be brutal. It is not something to enter lightly. Just because your idea sounds good on paper, does not mean that it will translate. It is no secret that trying to sell someone your idea is not easy. It is...

The Silence Suit, A Meditation Wearable That Gives You Complete Control Over Your Data

Danielle Roberts, an artist at Awareness Lab, has come up with a high-tech meditation suit. The artist/designer/innovator, who has been working on the project since 2015, has come up with a habit that can influence your meditation by changing your environment positively. The suit,...

Paola D’Angelo, The Bio-engineer Behind The High-Performance Textiles For US Military

There has been talk about a high-performance textile developed by U.S. Army bio-engineer Paola D’Angelo. Designed to protect and support soldiers on the battlefield, the smart fabric is capable of keeping soldiers warm, dry, and safe. Known as the heating textile project, D’Angelo's work...

Decoding The Brain: A Wrist-worn Wearable Designed To Fight Stress In The Age Of Anxiety

As a nod to Mental Health Awareness Week, we have decided to take a closer look at what is going on in the merger of medicine with technology. So far there has been a lot of great innovation taking place with breathe tracking wearables and...

GDPR Changes Could Mean Owning Wearables Will Not Automatically Seal Our Privacy Fate

General Data Protection Regulation is coming into effect next week. Also known as GDPR (EU) 2016/679, it is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. A directive established in 1995 to address the export...

The Role That Technology and AI Plays In The Rise Of Digital Doppelgängers

I recently read an article that had me asking, "Is it going to be fashionable to tap into the digital afterlife of an ex-employee?". The write-up referenced a report that stated; for a large organisation, it can take an average of 28 weeks for...

As The Growth of Connected Clothing Continues, Where Is The Wearables Industry Headed?

If you think that smart clothing will have its five minutes before disappearing into obscurity, then you are sadly mistaken. A new study from Juniper Research has found that the wearables market has begun to shift away from wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness...