Wearable Fashion: A Walk Through Some of Great Moments
WHERE HIGH TECH MEETS HIGH FASHION
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 phone charges.
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 adafruit.com
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
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
Keep Kids Save with X2Impact
Protective mouth guards or a low profile headband
records g-force of collisions during game.
Acceleration and rotation sensor collect the data
and shoot it over to a laptop off the playing filed,
which then sends it via GSM to a secure internet