Tagged: Clothing

Elderly will ditch canes and walkers for Superflex’s robotic-powered suit

Aurora Powered Suit

There are many drawbacks of growing in age, one of them is the difficulty to carry out activities of daily living. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio FuseProject, Superflex has designed powered-clothing to enhance day-to-day experience for the aging population. Dubbed Aurora Powered Suit, the powered undergarment is aimed at helping the elderly with mobility challenges posed by age and illness. Read More…

Off the Grid jacket has enough pockets for all your gadgets, even your laptops!

SCOTTeVEST Off The Grid jacket

Having all the fancy gadgets like smartphone, tablets and sleek laptops is a common affair these days. Carrying them around is another predicament that we all face in a tech dominated world. Laptops are one solution to keep all your gizmos in one place, and also carry them around with ease. ScotteVest, however, wants to make that even more manageable with their line of clothing. Their latest innovation is a jacket that is carefully designed to accommodate all your daily use gadgets, even a laptop. Yes, you heard it right, you can fit your laptop in this jacket, and that too without any discomfort. They call it ‘Off the Grid’ jacket, and for good reason too.
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MIT researchers create bio-skin that reacts to sweat, suggests future of self-ventilating clothes  

MIT BioLogic

Researchers at Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab, led by PhD student Lining Yao, are using ancient bacteria to create synthetic material called BioLogic, which moves, expands and contracts when it is exposed to moisture. The bacteria discovered some 1000 years back in Japan is called Bacillus Subtilis natto. While testing various microorganisms in the lab, Lining Yao discovered that natto bacteria expanded and contracted when exposed to moisture – this is when she was struck with the idea to try and use this bacterium to act like a machine instead of an unpredictable organism.   Read More…

North Face jacket made from spider silk material

North Face  The Moon Parka spider silk gadget

Spider silk is known to be the strongest and most flexible material that you can find naturally. This very material has been the inspiration for bulletproof material design and now it is time for spider silk to be our magic clothing material. Developed after 11 years of intense research and analysis of 10 design iterations and 656 gene synthetic designs, this magic material can now be produced artificially. Perfectly emulating the natural spider silk’s properties, this new material is light-weight, flexible and carries material strength like none other.
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Affordable white shirt repels oil-based liquid for zero maintenance and care

The unstainable white shirt_2

Clothing manufacturers have always craved for a fabric that is hydrophobic and repels any kind of staining. White is perhaps one of the most susceptible clothing fabric that is rendered useless in case it is stained beyond cleaning. Moreover, sporting a white formal shirt or tee always exudes confidence, but it is also a dirt magnet which deters many from wearing this soothing colored clothes. A Kickstarter campaign that is on course to attaining almost 5 times the funding goal is all set to change that. This is The Unstainable White Shirt which can take any liquid or oily substance, and still manage to be squeaky clean with the wipe of a cleaning cloth.
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Aposematic Jacket wards-off attacker and records the scene in 360 degrees view

Aposematic Jacket

Aposematic Jacket has camera embedded into the fabric to record any attacks

When we talk about wearable technology the first thing that comes to mind is a sleek looking gizmo. This odd but futuristic looking men’s suit is something different however. Developed by Shinseungback Kimyonghun, this fashion crazy suit called Aposematic Jacket might not win you many ladies, but in the event of a sudden attack or attempt of theft, it will definitely come handy. They deem it as a wearable computer for self-defense since it is loaded with lenses that give off a warning signal and vocal message “I can record you”.
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Underboob Sweat Absorber: Because no one likes sweating there

Underboob breast sweat absorber

Working out or performing any athletic activity for long duration means a lot of sweating, especially under the armpits and boobs. Under the armpits almost everyone sweats, but sweating under the boobs is a problem that many face while working out and it can be embarrassing at times. Worry no more as Fashion first Aid is out with a solution to the problem of underboob sweating with their Underboob Breast Sweat Absorber. Sweating under the breasts can result in sweat marks on your clothing which is quite embarrassing when you are working out in a unisex gym or performing athletic activates in mixed company.
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Suitsy – One piece business suit zips up for that classy look

Suitsy business suit by Jesse Herzog

Jesse Herzog, a real estate expert who has worked with a San Francisco, CA firm for the past 10 years has got into the habit of being well-dressed in a business suit for meeting clients and influential people in the city. This prompted him to come up with the idea of making a business suit that is easy to wear and doesn’t require you to stand in front of the mirror for long durations. He calls it the Suitsy and thinks that this piece of modern clothing will revolutionize the apparels market, simply due to the ease with which you can wear it.
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Astronauts won’t look bloated thanks to the Shrink-wrapping spacesuits

MIT shrink wrapping spacesuits

Surviving in outer space is not that easy as the astronauts have to cope up with changing atmospheric pressures and gravity level. To handle atmospheric pressure levels astronauts wear spacesuits with mechanical pressure produced by gas. But that could be soon changing as researchers at MIT headed by Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems have come up with the Shrink-wrapping spacesuits that will eliminate the need to wear bulky spacesuits. These spacesuits behave like second skin as it is a compression garment made-up of small spring-like coils and passive elastics that contract when exposed to heat.
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Indian women invent Anti-Rape Jeans to combat sexual violence

Anti-Rape Jeans

In a country where government statistics reports that a rape occurs every 22 minutes, two young women have come up with the solution in form of ‘Anti-rape Jeans’ to fight back the crisis. The creators Diksha Pathak, 21, and Anjali Srivastava, 23, from Varanasi, India installed a small electronic button in the jeans that sends distress signals along with victim’s location to family members and local police when pressed. Read More…