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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    Ker-Heb, 14 Jan 2015 @ 6:22am

    Socks good for more than running?

    I could see the socks being used for more than running. In particular for people with peripheral neuropathy. The nerve damage makes it so that people don't get a good sence on how they are walking and it makes them prone to falls. These socks could be modified to help them be more aware if their foot isn't properly placed.

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