by Florian Schumacher

June 5, 2012

Truly wearable and washable music enjoyment

A few weeks ago I received a beautiful gadget from Sony for testing: the Walkman® W Series – a wearable, washable MP3 player without wires!!! I loved it from the start. The Walkman is small and lightweight and looked top-quality and very well manufactured. As I am the proud owner of a Mac and a […]

by Johanna Mischke

June 5, 2012

Impact sensors for sports and more

The head is a very sensitive part of the body, but other parts of the body also need special protection during sports and other physical activities. How important this is becomes clear when you read articles on the subject of head injuries sustained by American football players year after year, for instance as covered only […]

by Johanna Mischke

April 5, 2012

Draw comparisons with the Bundesliga players thanks to beMeister

IMPIRE AG is Germany’s biggest supplier of football statistics and editorial services for the media and clubs. IMPIRE is also the company behind beMeister – a tracking system that captures performance data for soccer players. We had the chance to interview IMPIRE’s executive board member, Christian Holzer: 1. In what wearable projects or activities is […]

by Johanna Mischke

March 5, 2012

Sensors add a new basic function to garments

Mikko Malmivaara is Product and Marketing Manager for the Finish textile and sensor integrator Clothing+.  In the following interview, he explains what his company does and how he sees the future of sensors. As a pioneer in the field of textile sensor systems, Clothing+ has already joined forces with many of the market’s key players. […]

by Johanna Mischke

February 5, 2012

Wearing a chest belt during sports like handball is hardly realistic

Björn Eskofier is Head of the Digital Sports and Sportronics Group at the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is also Assistant Professor for Computer Science in Sports (endowed professorship of adidas AG). He has dedicated his research to a number of Wearable Technologies’ topics and we are delighted that he agreed […]