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Nemen LED jacket weaves optical fibers within nylon and steel fabric. Dec 11, 2014 nemen LED jacket weaves optical fibers within nylon and steel fabric nemen LED jacket weaves optical fibers within nylon and steel fabricimages courtesy of nemen the nemen ‘LED’ jacket is an experimental project that integrates optical fibers woven within the fabric, to create a lighting system that is powered by dual rechargeable lithium batteries with a usage time of eight hours. its outer layer is made from a monofilament of nylon and steel materials with a polyurethane transparent film that shields the technology from water and emphasizes the inside’s light depth effect.

nemen LED jacket weaves optical fibers within nylon and steel fabric

XO. Product design. The Living, Breathing Wall. Kansai University and Teijin develop first piezoelectric fabrics for wearable devices. Prof Yoshiro Tajitsu, Faculty of Engineering Science at Kansai University, and Teijin have developed what they believe to be the world’s first polylactic acid (PLA) fibre and carbon fibre based piezoelectric fabrics.

Kansai University and Teijin develop first piezoelectric fabrics for wearable devices

Kansai University and Teijin will introduce the new piezoelectric fabric at The 1st Wearable Expo, the leading wearable devices and products exhibition, which takes place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Hall in Japan from 14-16 January. The new piezoelectric fabrics combine Teijin’s polymer and textile technologies with Prof Tajitsu’s knowledge of piezoelectric materials. Development was supervised by Prof Tajitsu at Kansai University, with technological cooperation provided by the Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture. Different applications The fabrics comprise a piezoelectric poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and carbon fibre electrode. Ideal solutions Flexible and transparent Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a well-known piezoelectric polymer. Kristi Kuusk » Projects. CHACUN(E) is a fruitful collaboration involving new materials designed to change their color by temperature fluctuation, thoughtful choreography and expressive performance.

Kristi Kuusk » Projects

The choreography has been performed in Den Hague (NL) at Korzo and London (UK) with great reviews. Title: CHACUN(E) ( translation: each/every, everybody) Solo choreographed and performed by Angelina Deck Costume designed and prepared by Kristi Kuusk Music: J.S. Bach, Chaconne, the 5th part of Partita No.2 in D-moll, 14 min. Happening (29 June 2013) curated by Agony Art (agony at Chisenhale Dance Space, London. Light and technical support by Ellen Knops. Costume Design: Kristi Kuusk Coreography/Dance: Angelina Deck Photos: Dominika Potuzakova/ Kristi Kuusk Angelina: “In this work I am exploring the internal movement, potential, intelligence. Meet the maker – Afroditi experiments with embroidery, soft circuits and diy electronics. The work of Afroditi Psarra includes experimentation with embroidery, soft circuit and diy electronics.

Meet the maker – Afroditi experiments with embroidery, soft circuits and diy electronics

I got in touch with her after discovering she was holding a workshop in Barcelona around sound performances using Lilypad Arduino along with a really cool embroidered synthesizer (…and also submitting her project to Maker Faire Rome !). Even if her background is in fine arts, as a little girl she got interested in creative ways of expression: on one side she was lucky enough to have all sorts of after-school activities that included painting, theater games and learning but also how to program using LOGO and QBasic.

That was in the days of black-and-white terminals and MS-DOS commands: I still remember the excitement of not knowing what to expect at the opposite side of the screen. So for me, technology has always been a major part of my life. Below you can find my questions to her: Martijn ten Bhömer. Tools for Improved Social Interacting - lauren mccarthy. The Happiness Hat trains the wearer to smile more.

Tools for Improved Social Interacting - lauren mccarthy

An enclosed bend sensor attaches to the cheek and measures smile size, a servo motor moves a metal spike into the head inversely proportional to the degree of smile. The smile size data is logged on a microSD memory card for download at the end of each use period. A smile is a simple action that has the power to make you and everyone around you feel better. Just using the muscles to smile can make you feel happier. Seeing someone else smiling triggers mirror neurons in your own brain, causing you to unconsciously smile yourself. The Anti-Daydreaming Scarf contains a heat radiation sensor that detects if the wearer is engaged in conversation with another person. The Body Contact Training Suit requires the wearer to maintain frequent body contact with another person in order to hear normally. About. Internationally-known fashion house, CuteCircuit, has been pushing the boundaries of wearable technology since its launch in 2004.


A global leader in interactive fashion, CuteCircuit has introduced many ground-breaking ideas to the fashion world by integrating new beauty and functionality through the use of smart textiles and micro-electronics. The Designers CuteCircuit is headquartered in Shoreditch, artistic heart of London, where the Creative Director Francesca Rosella, and CEO Ryan Genz are the design duo behind all of CuteCircuit’s amazing creations. CuteCircuit come with a host of internationally fashionable and fabulous celebrity fans. Most recently, Nicole Scherzinger debuted the world’s first haute couture dress to feature Tweets, designed and created by CuteCircuit.

The label launched its Prêt-á-Porter line in 2010, bringing the first-ever technologically infused ready to wear to major fashion retailers. Events & Press View a selection of our press coverage here.