Thursday, August 14, 2008

Smart Clothes

In a world of boundless technology, where satellites can locate your exact coordinates and cell phones can produce full-featured videos, it is only fitting that a wired line of "Smart Clothes" fashion is under development.



This latest in wearable computers -- like pants that detect movement -- let a computer know your every move. A group of researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute claim that they have developed a special type of loom that helps sew the wires and fabric together, while sensors embedded in the fabric measure the speed, rotation and flexibility of a garment. Wireless signals are sent from the pants to a computer to display the activity.



Researchers hope that wearable computers will eventually help save lives, particularly to monitor those with chronic illnesses. Plans to developing more Smart Clothes are underway, integrating computers into shirts, hats and gloves.



Text: Vanessa Voltolina

10 comments:

Savvy Mode SG said...

interesting concept.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

wow how amazing! technology keeps making giant leaps and bounds. Very interesting post,im definately looking more into this for curiostity sake ;o)
honey i live in South east london.Be fab to meet when you hit London!
have a gorge wknd and keep the great posts coming.
Muah!
Marian

angelgrotton said...

Very nice idea )))

M.Kate said...

Hi, tks for popping over..ah..I see another inspiring blog, so many fun and interesting things here, tks for sharing :D

please sir said...

As a former textile student I LOVE this topic - I'm so intrigued by smart textiles - great post!

miss a. said...

Angel Chang does stuff along these lines, and I remember that girl Diana from Project Runway was interested in this as well. I just think that the only problem is that most people who design these pieces often have trouble fusing wearability into their work. I mean, let's be honest, how tacky do the butterflies on the back pockets look?

Psyche said...

Hmmm...quite interesting.

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Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Amazing...but also scary..I grew up in the big brother generation!
:0)).
Penny

MWah.fashion said...

haha that made me laugh
ohhh technologyyyy

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