Burberry Foundation Appoints Professor To Apply Radical Thinking To Invent New Materials

Today the Burberry Foundation and Royal College of Art announced the appointment of Professor Sharon Baurley as Professor of Design and Materials and Chair of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group. Professor Baurley was Head of Industrial Design at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste / Zürich...

Could A Mutant Enzyme That Breaks Down PET Bottles Be The Solution To Plastic Pollution?

We have all know that as useful as plastic is, it has not been that great for the environment. Plastic is the wonder material that has been made a little bit too well. Although we are all attempting to cut down our use, the problem...

Facebook’s Wearable Device Teaches People To Feel Words

Facebook researchers have come up with a wearable device that can teach people to feel words on their arms. The Facebook wearable takes cues from Braille and Tadoma, a communication method for people who are both deaf and blind. The prototype has been designed...

AlterEgo, The Intelligence Augmentation Device That Reads Your Mind

AlterEgo
We recently came across a wearable that is capable of reading people's minds. Experimenting with new form factors and interfaces, the Dr Xavier type of device allows the wearer to control devices and ask queries without speaking. Called AlterEgo, the wearable tech device, designed by...

This Recyclable E-Skin Could Solve Our E-waste Problem

Wearables
One of the hardest tasks in making fashion tech and wearable tech 'smart' in the sustainable sense of the word, is finding a way to deal with or prevent the creation of e-waste. The United Nations University in their "Globel E-Waste Monitor 2014" forecasted...

These “Skin Electronics” Can Transmit Biometrics to the Cloud

Wearables
With the rate of enhancements in the field of wearable tech growing, in particular with touch sensing and stretchy bio skin technology, we've got some good news for you from the research front. New enhancements are making it easier to mimic the functionality of biological skin...

Small Metallic Tab Harnesses Body Energy To Produce Power for Wearables

Energy Harvesting
We have written quite a bit about different sources of energy being invented by various scientists. We investigated several energy harvesting applications like fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement, a yarn capable of harvesting energy from the motion of ocean waves or from temperature...

Deutsche Telekom x Lufthansa: The Future of Smarter Flying Starts Now

The collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and Lufthansa has been centred on their need to make flying smarter by embracing fashion tech and other smart appliances. It is a project spearheaded by the finalists of the "Telekom Fashion Fusion & Lufthansa FlyingLab" fashion and technology...

Introducing A New Kind Of Intelligent Fabric That Stores Data Like A Hard Disk

Researchers in the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have come up with a smart fabric that can be used to store passcodes, keys, and other such information. It is a new kind of textile that does not require forms of power or...

Modius Wearable Headset Campaign Has Started A Neuroscience-led Revolution

We first heard about a new revolutionary weight management wearable headset, named Modius, from our friends at Wareable. It is a brainchild of Neurovalens, an independent careable tech™ company. They have designed a product that can help people get lean simply through stimulation of the vestibular...