Panasonic Unveils Bendable Twistable & Flexible Battery For Wearables

From a fashion tech point of view, it seems like things are not getting 'better by the year' for the Consumer Technology Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As we enter 2017, looking for fashionable technology can still be like looking for a needle in a...

Soft Wearable Robotic Glove Made With Empathy, Science and Assistive Technology

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 15% of the world's population are physically impaired to some degree. In order for those with disabilities to overcome their daily hurdles, assistive technology is playing a significant role in giving back with impressive wearables such...

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...

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Functional Fabrics
Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)- an Institute to support American textile researchers and manufacturers. Boosting universities working with fibres and fabrics that can make us see, sense,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Automat, Taking The Internet Of Things From Prototype To Market

Automat, Taking The Internet Of Things From Prototype To Market
It wasn't long after meeting Fredrik Timour, CEO of award-winning startup Neue Labs, that we dove straight into a conversation about their latest product called AUTOMAT. Over a beer, I questioned Timour on the ins and outs of Neue Labs, with the objective to understand the possibilities...

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech
For those who are hard of hearing, products such as MotionSavvy, founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Solar Ear, a solar-powered hearing aid battery, are playing a significant role in improving the quality of life...