DailyDirt: Wearables That Actually Do Stuff

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Lately, it seems like a variety of gadgets are vying to be worn -- smartwatches, smartglasses, and a bunch of other trinkets that claim to be smart and try to be accessories to your accessories. Before this new wearables trend, textile researchers have been (and still are) working on embedding various functions directly into clothing. The trick is making clothing that can do other stuff without taking away any features of traditional clothing -- like being able to machine wash and dry them. Here are just a few links on smart textiles that might make for better wearable items. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: agnw, clothing, conductive fibers, gadgets, nanotech, silver nanowire, smart fabric, smart shirts, smart socks, smart textiles, wearables


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    medicalquack, 13 Jan 2015 @ 10:35pm

    Socks..

    Sensoria Socks are the good ones too and they don't sell your data. David the CEO usd to work for Microsoft and started the company a few years ago. They don't sell data, they sell socks is their motto sometimes. I don't know how far they are on the clinical side but working socks to monitor people with diabetes issues with their feet..and that sounds really cool. They have the patent on their particular sensor that can basically be embedded in almost any fabric.

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