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...

Technology Accelerating Rio Olympians Towards the Future

Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit Olympics
With the Rio Olympics looming, big brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour to name a few, are not being shy about putting their best tech foot forward. They are scaling technology to deliver greater performance and innovation. Recently, Nike hit the headlines with their Nike Zoom...

Open Style Lab, Creating Wearable Solutions For Those With Disabilities

Taking their 'Fashionable Technology' theme to another level, we are currently in awe of Open Style Lab. They are responsible for running a ten-week interdisciplinary research program, where they team up designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to create wearable solutions for those with disabilities. With official...

Miniature Wearable Robots To Spice Up Your Fashion Style

Project Kino
If you think common places where you would find robots are manufacturing plants, operating rooms, or homes, you are in for a surprise. The robots are now on your clothes. Yes, you heard it right. And, to make it a wee bit more interesting,...

Smart Fabrics Technology, Don’t Believe The Hype (Just Yet)

Smart Fabrics
Earlier this year, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, I met Jan Zimmermann, head of textile innovation with Swiss textile company Forster Rohner. Part of a hundred year old family-run business, Forster Rohner is famous in the fashion world for producing exclusive embroidery for...

Stretchy Smart Skin Circuits That Can Offer Tactile Feedback

A team of Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) made an interesting breakthrough with developing stretchy circuits that can quadruple in length and be used for smart garments and robotics. The stretchable electronics can be stretched like rubber up to four times in any...

Temporary Tech Tattoos, When Function Trumps Fashion

Temp Tech Tattoo
Getting inked can be viewed as a form of expression. For some, adorning a tattoo is a fashion statement, for others it is a way of paying homage to someone or something meaningful in their life. As popular as tattoos are, not everyone wants...

This Stretchable ‘Octopus-like’ Skin Senses Touch

A research team of Cornell University graduate students, under the supervision of Rob Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have developed a stretchable luminescent skin for optical signaling and tactile sensing. The 'Octopus-like' skin is able to stretch out more than six times its original...

A Revolutionary Milestone, from the Sewing Machine to Robotics

Sewing Robotics
Would you say that it is inevitable that robots will be, if not already, part of the fashion technology movement? We like to think so. Championing revolutionary milestones such as the recently announced automation of sewing certainly keep us believing that nothing is impossible. The recent robot...

No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

Cotton textile covered with nanostructures invisible to the naked eye. Image magnified 200 times.
As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday problems are growing in numbers with it. Within the context of fashion and technology, the necessity of evolvement of #theMerge...