Saturday, September 10, 2011

THIRSTY? Jacket Collects And Cleans Rainwater, Stores It In Your Pockets

Rainwater is collected through the collar. It then trickles down the back of the coat where it is filtered through charcoal and "purified using a chemical process." The coat has a series of pockets that store the drinkable water, and a series of straws coming from those pockets so that you can sip when thirsty.

The Raincatch rain coat was designed by Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble.

See the full article here.

(Thanks, Andrea!)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fluid Dress

This is a video of a fluid dress. It's 600 ft. of knitted tubing powered by a pump located in the backpack. Check it out:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Intelligent Textile Pants for the Elderly

Physorg published an article describing the work of a Virginia Tech engineering team which designed pants that contain various sensors and transmitting technologies which integrate the monitoring and motion activity of the wearer. The pants are built specifically to detect motion patterns indicative of someone falling.

see here

Monday, October 4, 2010

DJ Hoodie

Developed by Mika Satomi and Clemens Pichler, DJ Hoodie is a pair of conjoined wearables that allow two performers to engage in a DJ battle.

Mixing the old with the new, the hoodies function as a wearable interface used to sample and alter sounds from cassette tapes.

The performers are linked to each other via a knit stretch sensor that connects the hoods of the two garments. As the performers bow and tilt their heads tugging on the sensor, the parameters for the filters are changed thereby effecting the sound.

video here

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cute Circuit Galaxy LED Dress

Cute Circuit has its Galaxy Dress on display aat the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This dazzling dress features 24,000 LEDs and is a truly stunning piece of tech clothing. The dress is made with 2mm by 2mm LEDs woven into a silk chiffon and organza crinoline fabrics. This makes the dress more flowing and wearable. Power comes from several

iPod batteries that are hidden into the garment itself. This is perhaps the most tasteful LED garment to date.

See it here

The little black dress with a built in mobile phone

The little black dress is an essential part of any girl’s wardrobe. And if this design from CuteCircuit is any indication it could soon also be essential for staying in touch too. The M-dress is a little black number that has a mobile phone built into it. The wearer answers the dress by lifting their arm to their head as if they were holding one of those passé mobile phone handsets and disconnects once they lower their hand.

Full article here