by Johanna Mischke

April 5, 2012

Learning from the past – points to be borne in mind when creating WT

The Wearable Technologies (WT) mega trend got off the ground half-way through the 1990s. Three workshops organised as early initiatives and sponsored by DARPA, Boing, CMU, MIT and other major players, were held in 1996. These events focused on the capabilities of future wearable systems with break-out sessions on hardware, software, networks, human factors and […]

by Johanna Mischke

March 5, 2012

Clever Plasters

Have you ever imagined monitoring your vital signs via a simple, disposable skin patch? We have covered this topic before but found that now there are a lot more products on offer: Gentag allows you to use your mobile phone to test your glucose levels, for example. Patented Gentag technology combines NFC consumer mobile phones, […]

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

March 5, 2012

Extend your vision, augment your reality

Numerous research institutes and R&D departments are looking into alternative concepts to conventional portable communication devices. Wearable products that fall into this category include eyeglasses and head-mounted displays. A wide range of products designed for personal entertainment applications are already on the market. Novero, for example, offers this type of system, as well as companies […]

by Johanna Mischke

February 5, 2012

Wearable Lifestyle & Consumer trends at the WTshow at CeBIT

Wearable Technologies will be hosting a WTshow at the CeBIT for the first time this year. From 6 – 12 March 2012, Wearable Lifestyle & Consumer products and projects will be on display right at the heart of the digital world in Hannover. The following companies will be exhibiting with us: takwak will present the […]