by Johanna Mischke

June 5, 2012

Wearable technology – is it safe?

“A big drawback of current Wearable Technologies is that they tend to be manufactured from inflexible materials making them uncomfortable and unattractive to consumers”, finds researcher and innovator Dr. Will Whittow from Loughborough University. Finding the way to combine functionality with comfort and aesthetic appeal in Wearable Technologies is one of the main research focuses […]

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

May 17, 2012

Wearable Technologies’ shoe trends for summer 2012

Developers and researchers seem to have rediscovered the shoe as an ideal item of clothing for incorporating technology. The benefits are obvious: shoes are not washed (or at least only rarely) and there are several areas in a shoe where electronics can be introduced rather unobtrusively. Having said that, there are inevitably some pitfalls with […]

by Johanna Mischke

May 5, 2012

A Review of Wearable Futures: Inclusive Design Conference

Jane McCann based at the University of Wales and one of our wonderful speakers at the WTconference in Munich earlier this year, concludes her involvement with the ‘Wearable Futures: Inclusive Design’ conference series. She has been associated with leading design research in sportswear and wearables for several years focusing primarily on collaborative research in the […]

by Johanna Mischke

May 5, 2012

Wearables for identity management

Dr Sandra Wilson is a senior lecturer in Design & Craft (Jewellery & Metal) at the University of Dundee, UK. She is currently involved in a project called IMprints conducting research into public responses for the future identification of management practices and technologies. In the following account she gives an overview on the project and […]

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 […]