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Projet Jacquard : Google se met aux vêtements high-tech. Les vêtements vont-ils devenir la prochaine extension de notre environnement numérique ?

Projet Jacquard : Google se met aux vêtements high-tech

Alors que les objets et accessoires connectés commencent à peine à se démocratiser, Google planche déjà sur l'étape suivante avec les textiles intelligents. C'est ce qu'a dévoilé l'équipe responsable des programmes avancés (ATAP - Advanced Technology And Projects) lors de la conférence I/O. Baptisé Jacquard, en référence au métier à tisser construit par Joseph Marie Jacquard, ce projet consiste à ajouter des composants électroniques lors de la fabrication du vêtement (en coton, en soie, en polyester...) afin que celui-ci dispose d'une surface interactive qui réagira au toucher. Ainsi, les mouvements pourront être détectés et interprétés, mais aussi transmis à un terminal à proximité (un smartphone, par exemple). Début 2014, des universitaires du MIT ont par exemple mis au point une veste connectée qui fait ressentir physiquement au lecteur l'ambiance d'un roman et les émotions des protagonistes. "Technology adds an incredible advantage to fashion design".

Fashion and technology: in the first part of a series focusing on designers who are introducing the fashion world to new technologies, Dezeen speaks to architect Julia Körner about how advances in 3D scanning, modelling and printing are creating a "revolution in customised fashion pieces within ready to wear" (+ interview + slideshow). 3D-printed garments have become a common sight on the Haute Couture catwalks of designers like Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.

"Technology adds an incredible advantage to fashion design"

Austrian architect Julia Körner, who collaborated with Van Herpen on these digitally fabricated garments, is now working on transferring the technology used to create the elaborate garments into everyday clothing production as part of what she calls an "exciting moment in fashion design". "Body scanning and 3D-modelling techniques allow you to design towards a perfect fit, and through minimal changes in the code I can create variations of adaptations in the design," she told Dezeen. Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches. Google is officially getting into wearables.

Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches

The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving aggressively to make itself the key name in wearables. The company has released two videos that show off what the watch interface will look like, and from what we've seen, it's very impressive. In addition, Motorola and LG have already revealed their first Android Wear smartwatches, which look more attractive than any smartwatches we've seen to date. Motorola's first device is featured in the picture above and the videos below. There are several key features that have been announced. Make It Wearable Part 3: Human Expression. Washing Wearable Electronics.

The most common question we get regarding wearable electronics is "how do you wash that?

Washing Wearable Electronics

" This guide covers the most common ways to launder your DIY wearable electronics projects. First, and always: remove the batteries! The fiberglass, plastic, and metal comprising most circuits can handle getting wet and a bit of agitation, but your batteries should never be bent, shorted, or be subject to water or heat. Second, read the label on your garment. Google Looks to Make Its Computer Glasses Stylish. Wearable technology, la technologie InStyle ! La Wearable Technology, tout le monde en parle, mais le concept reste encore un peu abstrait.

Wearable technology, la technologie InStyle !

D’abord parce que la technologie se perfectionne à peine ; 2012 a vu naître les premiers projets réellement aboutis, fonctionnels et commercialisables. Ensuite parce que la Wearable Technology, c’est bien, c’est beau mais c’est cher ! Alors entrons dans le monde merveilleux de la « technologie qui se porte » ! Le principe : intégrer la technologie aux objets qui ne nous encombrent pas ceux que nous portons, en opposition à ceux que nous transportons. The world's first programmable t-shirt. Internet-connected LED T-shirt lets you flash the world. T-shirts have long been used to express opinions, assert individuality, and spread messages.

Internet-connected LED T-shirt lets you flash the world

The tshirtOS prototype is trying to become the first commercially available programmable, Internet-connected digital T-shirt. The shirt is a joint venture between high-tech fashion company CuteCircuit and Scotch whisky maker Ballantine's. Would You Wear an Internet-Connected T-Shirt? T-shirts are great outerwear, especially in the summer.

Would You Wear an Internet-Connected T-Shirt?

Future fashion now. LED Minidresses - The Hussein Chalayan Video Dress Contains 15,000 LEDs. We’ve seen laser dresses, fiber optic dresses and carbon emission-sensitive dresses that light up when carbon dioxide is sensed, but the Hussein Chalayan Video Dress is the latest addition to this niche fashion trend.

LED Minidresses - The Hussein Chalayan Video Dress Contains 15,000 LEDs

The dresses are embedded with 15,000 LEDs apiece and project a video stream. You can see the Hussein Chalayan Video Dress in action above. The dress on the left shows the opening and closing of a rose, while the dress on the right shows sharks moving through water. Video Dresses. Nieuwe Heren. Fashion and Technology. The Future of Wearable Technology. Microsoft Hits New York Fashion Week With Twitter Dress at Bloomingdale's. Fashion week Posted by Shirley Brady on September 7, 2012 10:35 AM Why is Microsoft at New York Fashion Week?

Microsoft Hits New York Fashion Week With Twitter Dress at Bloomingdale's

It's on a digital date with Bloomingdale's, which has been getting increasingly interactive with its window displays to not only promote brands such as BMW, but even allowing passersby to stop and "try on" sunglasses or customize Havaianas flip-flops. The intersection of fashion, retail and digital technology was highlighted in a co-branded Fashion's Night Out event Thursday night, where Microsoft and Bloomies invited #FNO-savvy fashionistas on Twitter to tag #MSBloomingdales to see their tags show up on the "Printing Dress" — a wearable computing concept (at left) that replaces pleats with tweets.

It's described as: "a Microsoft Research project that explores the intersection of fashion and technology. More details in the video below: Microsoft's Twitter Dress Is Way More Appealing Than it Should Be. Haha I know what you mean.

Microsoft's Twitter Dress Is Way More Appealing Than it Should Be

I guess the point with fashion shows or concept work like this that some people don't realize is that they go over the top, to extreme lengths, and make things that are indeed impractical, but they try to emphasize concept, form, color, etc. since everything will eventually be toned down for the masses anyway. The things you see in fashion shows are sort of caricatures of the real garments. Fashion Innovations in 3D Printing. Iris van Herpen & Daniel Widrig's 2010 collaboration with .MGX by Materialise TICKETS SOLD OUT! View the event on Livestream. As part of the Computational Fashion program series, Eyebeam presents an exciting event featuring designers and producers using cutting edge 3D printing techniques to push the boundaries of fashion.

From the runway to the DIY hackerspace, 3D printing and rapid prototyping have become an increasingly popular and accessible way to produce objects that are both highly complex and easily replicable. Wearable Technology.