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UW-Stout instructor looks at how technology is changing what we wear

UW-Stout instructor looks at how technology is changing what we wear | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Energy-generating clothing? Shirts with built-in sunscreen
and/or mosquito repellent? Odor-resistant socks?

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This article explains the use of technology being able to protect the human body from UV rays, mosquitoes, odor resistant socks and much more. These smart fabrics may seem futuristic but many companies are still comfortable that allows the body to function better.

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Is Google ready to test their Android powered wearable glasses? | Android and Me

Is Google ready to test their Android powered wearable glasses? | Android and Me | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Back in mid-December, some information about what Google was working on at their top secret Google X lab made its way online that left us wanting more.

Via Janet Faulkner
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Smart glasses that can help organise every day life and simplify/break down complex tasks providing increased time management and being able to easily access tasks on the go.

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Self-charging battery both generates and stores energy

Self-charging battery both generates and stores energy | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- Renewable energy technologies generally consist of two distinct processes: energy generation (using sources such as coal, solar, wind, etc.) and energy storage (such as batteries).

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Introducing a new battery storing device that can charge small portable devices whilst walking.

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Woven's wearable platform for gaming, cool points and a whole lot more (video)

Woven's wearable platform for gaming, cool points and a whole lot more (video) | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
TshirtOS showed us one take on wearable gadgetry earlier this month, and now it's Woven's turn.

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Have you ever considered playing games with your friends, around the world, all the time. This new device design is just that. An interactive game platform where you need only yourself and this wearable gadgetry.

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The Minuum Keyboard Project

The Minuum Keyboard Project | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Take back your mobile screen space and type anywhere, with Minuum—the little keyboard for big fingers.

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Introducing a keyboard that does not take up your entire screen. Transferring the full qwerty keyboard into a one dimensional innovative touchscreen for usability and improved viewing space.

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Janet Faulkner's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:53 AM

#gamechanger

Janet Faulkner's comment, March 20, 2013 8:57 AM
I love the wearable technology incorporation. very smart, scalable.
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Smart acts: intelligent products

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Tiles and textiles that clean the air or warm your rear, capes that grow flowery in the rain - new technology offers a riot of surprisingly fun materials, as Barbara Chandler reports...

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Everyone has been caught in a downpour without an umbrella, This new cape flowers into a protective downpour agent (umbrella) without having the need to drag one with you everywhere. Not only being caught in a downpour but having a cape that responds to the current environment. These devices can react to light, electricity, pressure, movement, moisture,acidity, temp etc...

 

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Scientists weave battery into clothing • reghardware


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Scientists are using conductive threads that when heated can be streched into a thread. They have interwoven these threads to make a garment that can essentialy produce "Hundreds of Watts". These watts can make a power source strong enough to restart a person's heart.

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A Smart Fabric Sets Off the Alarm | Product Design and Development

A Smart Fabric Sets Off the Alarm | Product Design and Development | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new kind of anti-theft system, based on a woven fabric that triggers an alarm when penetrated by intruders.

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Is your home insecure? Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin have made a new smart fabric that be activated when the smart fabric intergrated alrm system is penetrated by intruders.

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4DForce

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Stressed? Try the new 4DForce device, this device harnesses the power of your mind so that you can control the biological processes.

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Video Imagines Shopping With Google Glass

Video Imagines Shopping With Google Glass | Brendan's Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
A video shows that it would be like to shop for groceries wearing Google Glass.

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The Ultimate device in organisation and pre-preparation.

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