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Make It Wearable | Episode 3: Human Expression.

Wearable technology is enabling new forms of human expression, allowing fashion and technology to coalesce like never before. In Episode 3, we explore how designers across fashion and beauty are using wearable tech to push their products into new realms, from DIY, LED-enabled fashion to eyelashes that control lights via RFID sensors.

Learn more about the future of wearables, the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge and how to submit ideas for the future of wearables here: http://makeit.intel.com

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Make It Wearable | Episode 1: Human Communication

Explore how wearable technology is improving our communication and changing the way we interact. In Episode 1, we speak with experts pushing the category forward, including a mobile journalist and “The Grandfather of Wearables.”

Learn more about the future of wearables and the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge here: http://makeit.intel.com/.

[read more: The Creators Project]

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designersofthings:


Carbon Solar Watch Wants You To Stop Wasting Those Rays
Short battery life is one of the biggest complaints for wearable technology. But the truth of the matter is that running out of juice too early in the day is a problem with all tech including smartphones.
What’s ironic is that we are walking around with an endless supply of solar energy which could be used to keep all of our electronics going for a lot longer than the typical 4-6 hour day. 
This is where a new wearable called Carbon comes in. Carbon looks like a wristwatch but without any numbers or arms. That’s because the display is a high tech monocrystalline solar cell meant to harvest solar energy and use this to power mobile devices on the go.
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8 Brilliant Concepts For The Future Of Wearable Tech

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AirWaves (Shanghai) a “contemporary pollution mask.” Particle sensors measure air quality in real time, then feed that geolocated data to the cloud.

Mnemo (Amsterdam) cross a fitness band, a social network, and a friendship bracelet. What you get is Mnemo. It’s a means to record memories—audio, video, and the friends you’re with—through a simple interaction with your wristband. 

CompassGo (Milan) chooses a simple category (like culture, food, or relaxation), displays that category with an icon, then points you the way to your next adventure.

Hello World DIY (Seattle) how do you get tweenage girls interested in technology? Sew it into their clothing. This is a kit of “accessible Arduino projects” that are wearable without programming skills.

Icho (Munich) this navigation aid for the vision-impaired not only enhances perception through sonar proximity sensors, but it uses a combination of GPS, accelerometers, and haptic feedback to lead its user through an urban environment.

Kinetik (San Francisco) is basically a backup battery for your phone. Fitness becomes a “tangible reward”—and with a bit of extra battery power, you won’t have to worry about your phone running out of juice during an extended adventure.

MTA Relay (New York) is a band to help navigate New York’s transit system. Its three strands hide dynamic displays, which will glow with the colors of nearby lines and transfers, while providing up-to-date scheduling information.

Tree Voice (Austin) a wearable for nature. Its sensors collect data on the environment like noise, temperature, and pollution. And it “sparks” to life with motion sensors and a display for passersby.

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fastcompany:

By now, we’re all familiar with the idea of wearable health trackers. But we’re used to seeing them on our wrists. If Google gets its way, the next batch of wearables may be worn in your eyes.
The company’s experimental wing, Google[x], announced on Thursday its plan to test a prototype of a smart contact lens that would monitor the sugar levels of diabetes patients, possibly alerting them when glucose levels become dangerously high or low.
Google is making a smart contact lens
wildcat2030:

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete
Wristify, as they call their device, is a thermoelectric bracelet that regulates the temperature of the person wearing it by subjecting their skin to alternating pulses of hot or cold, depending on what’s needed. The prototype recently won first place at this year’s MADMEC, an annual competition put on by the school’s Materials Science and Engineering program, netting the group a $10,000 prize, which they’ll use to continue its development. It’s a promising start to a clever approach that could help alleviate a serious energy crisis. But as Sam Shames, the MIT senior who helped invent the technology, explains, the team was motivated by a more prosaic problem: keeping everyone happy in a room where no one can agree where to set the thermostat. (via MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete | Wired Design | Wired.com)
thecreatorsproject:

Wearable Technology Is Turning Us Into Superhumans
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lizardking90:

These “algae lamps” were designed by biochemist Pierre Calleja.
techsnuff:

Solar Panel Ray-Bans Sunglasses Recharge Your iPhone When Sun Goes Down

Smartphones are great in use and always add some fun into our life, either its capturing precious…

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