Tagged: SxSW

Johnny Weir to get world’s first Twitter-powered brooch at Derby

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Designers are pretty excited with emerging trend of experimenting with smartclothing or smart fashion accessories. Special attention is being paid toward establishing connection of social media profiles with these accessories. For instance, we had recently posted about Bojian Han’s SoSole sneakers that talk and IBM Watson developed a ‘Cognitive Dress’, both of which can download data from Twitter profile and manifest user’s personality or mood through a particular color code. Now, we have a Twitter-powered brooch to add to the list.
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Sony’s Future Lab Program develops Interactive Tabletop and voice-assisted headphones

Sony Interactive Tabletop projector

Sony wants to stay abreast the race for fashion-forward wearables that solve some inherent purpose. For this they have formed a new R&D outfit called Future Lab Program and they demonstrated a couple of prototype gadgets of the future at the SXSW event in Austin. One of these is a neck-worn Bluetooth headphone which is more of a multi-directional speaker and the other one an Interactive Tabletop projector that turns any surface into a touch-sensitive display. For now each one of these is a prototype and Sony hasn’t shed any light on whether they are going to get into production stage.
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Song Wig with earbuds in each strand lets you enjoy music with friends

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Looking for a hairdo that complements your love for sharing music? Well, all new Song Wig lets you achieve it most creatively. The crazy Japanese wearable tech – the Song Wig, is an ordinary colorful wig until you notice closely. Designed with idea of sharing music, the wig has an earphone at the tip of each hair strand. Developed by Tokyo based creative agency, Party, which also has unit in New York, Song Wig is on exhibition at the SXSW – annual film, interactive media, and music festivals that kicked off in Austin on March 11. Read More…

Dirt cheap smartphone-controlled prosthetic hand that is 3D printed

Exii Handiii 3D printed prosthetic limb

Smartphone controlled 3D printed prosthetic limb

3D printing has undoubtedly taken the world by the storm, and there is no stopping it as far as the possibilities of this technological evolution goes. One segment that 3D printing has affected profoundly is the development of prosthetic limbs for the unfortunate disabled people. Going a step ahead with the advancements is a Japanese company Exii which has created a bionic arm dubbed Handiii that pairs with your smartphone to facilitate nifty movement of limbs. And all this at a very economical cost with the option to 3D print in your favorite color.
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Ambitious line of wearable drones for the future take limelight at SxSW!

Frog Design Wearable drones Flare

Frog Design reveals line of wearable drones for the future

Wearable Nixie Drone showcased at CES 2015 set the bar for futuristic wearable robots that more than meets the eye. And now a Frog Design, an ambitious new venture that eyes the future is embarking on a sci-fi ride that will leave most of us flabbergasted. Their primary focus is on wearable technology that can impact your lives in n number of ways. To be precise, they are working on wearable drones that assist you through chalk and cheese.
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