The Quantified Self
• Never before in the history of the world have we
had the opportunity to gather so much data about
the healthy human body.
• Who’s calling me?
• How far did I walk ?
• What’s my body temperature?
• I’m lost
• What’s my heart rate?
• Using tech devices to
measure all bodily input and
• Is quantified self more than a
Ongoing Advances in Technology
• Thinner and Sharper Display
• Flexible Displays
• Better Algorithms
• Low Energy Bluetooth
• Longer Lasting/ More Efficient Batteries
• More responsive touch systems
• Protective coverings against dirt/dust/ water
• Smaller sensors
• Making Glass flexible has
thinner and flexible has
The 3D Printing Revolution and Wearables
• Fast protyping
• If you can imagine it you can
• Materials are expensive
• Plastics are not recyclable
Start with an idea
Using a 3D design program, such
as Google SketchUp or Autodesk
123D, you can capture your idea
and create a 3D file.
Next you load your 3d design into
a program, such as Cura, that can
control a printer.
And finally, the printer
actually prints your design.
Image from 3dprintingforbeginners.com
What’s in Glass?
• 5 MP camera with 720p HD video recording, touchpad input,
• a 640×360 display,
• Bluetooth, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, ambient light
• bone conduction transducer.
• OMAP 4430 dual-core CPU and runs on the Android operating
Why Would You Want to Wear
– Oculus Rift, Agevant
• Visually Impaired
• Capturing Your Life’s Activities
– Google and Narrative
• Sharing Information Quickly
• Manufacturing and Assembly
Solar Backpack from Voltaic
Carries your laptop and keeps your
smartphone charged. With 4 Watts of power,
one hour of sun gets you three hours of talk
time and a battery stores one and a half
The jacket uses a small universal
remote control to power down
TVs in restaurants, stores and
bars. It’s activated by a switch
along the zipper made from
conductive thread. The original
TV-B-Bone kt can be found from
Kamerflage Thunder Cloud
and Lightening Bolt Dress
Kamerflage technology takes advantage of the
fact that cameras see a broader spectrum of
light than human eyes. Kameraflage allows
designers to create clothes with colors that are
invisible to the naked eye yet can be seen when
imaged with a digital camera.
Connor Dickie uses this technology to bring the
Thunder Cloud to life. When you look at the
Thunder Cloud through a camera/mobile phone
the Lightening bolt is revealed.
By Dana Ramler & Kathleen Westerhout
The marriage of safety technology with
fashion in a product line for female
recreational boaters. The Bandeau Belt is an
inflatable PFD. The safety pin pierces a CO2
cylinder, which fills the inflatable bladder
housed within. The inflated bladder
emerges from the bottom of the Bandeau
Belt and is then placed over the head to
provide buoyancy and safety.
The Pedal Pusher is a high tech wearable
system designed for urban female cyclists.
Pedal pusher uses kinetic energy to power a
stylish cycling shoe and address concerns of
“Bats Have Feelings Too”
This SIY sonar garment designed to assist the
visually impaired with navigating their
environment. The garment is made form off-
the-shelf electronics. The range finder can be
set to locate a solid object at a predetermined
distance in front of the user and turn the vibe-
board on alerting the user to stop before
walking into the object.
Warning Signs is a visualization of the
pollution that exists invisibility all
around us. When the wearable senses
carbon monoxide, the pieces subtle
changes color and patter to indicate
higher level of carbon monoxide in the
atmosphere to the wearer and those
around him or her. The piece was
designed by Niem Lame and Sue Ngo