Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shoes to Protect Dementia & Alzheimer Sufferers

For a one time cost 0f $200-$300 and a monthly $18 a month subscription, you can track the footsteps of your loved one suffering from dementia. The GPS electronics are hidden inside the shoe since many dementia and alzhiemer's patients may have bouts of paranoia and get rid of other gadgets located in easily accessible places (i.e. wrist,neck).

Shoes developed by GTX Corp. and Aetrex Worldwide.

Source: Washington Post 8/11/09

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bluetooth Headset:Fashion and Phone Accesory In One

The Orb bluetooth headset has been developed by Hybra Advance Technology.

It performs double duty as a ring for your finger and a functioning bluetooth headset. Three versions are set to be released during 2010, base model version for $129. deluxe version with its flexible organic light emitting diode (FOLED) for $175, and a limited edition version incorporating precious stones.

From Gizmag:
"The Orb transforms from a ring with a simple twist to become a Bluetooth headset capable of hands-free calling. Incorporating NXT technology the Orb provides high quality bone conduction audio without the discomfort of placing a device inside the ear. A Deluxe edition also features a Flexible Organic Light Emitting Device (FOLED) screen to display caller ID, calendar reminders, and voice-to-text information for communication without taking the ring off the finger."

One will be mine!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Solar Fabric Concept from Konarka

Can you imagine never having to recharge your cellphone again? That's the promise of this solar-fabric concept from Konarka, a U.S. solar tech company. Instead of plugging your phone into an outlet, you'd stick it in the pocket of a special jacket woven with fibers that are ultra-thin photovoltaic cells.

Each thread contains a stainless-steel wire the thickness of a human hair, covered with several layers of organic photovoltaic material. The wire is paired with another, thinner one that functions as a secondary electrode. Once the wires are coated with a protective, transparent polymer, they're ready to be woven into wearable solar clothing — shirts, hoodies, full-body Game Boy costumes — whatever you like.

One downside is the woeful efficiency — just 3% — but when you consider the entire surface area of your clothing becomes a solar collector, it would probably still soak up enough rays to keep that iPhone in your pocket juiced. While it's years away from becoming a real product, we'd much rather hang a jacket made of solar fabric in our closet than that silly solar vest from last week.

source:, via talk2myshirt

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Earphones ON Your Body: Conductive Ink Tattoo

What do Greg Fulco (a D.C. native), Sony, and Microsoft have in common? They have conceptualized or are in the process of developing conductive ink body tattoos to replace headphone wires.

See Greg Fulco's concept here!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Shiny Clutch: Body

Progress to Date: The clutch part of Shiny Clutch, the Clutch Body

Switch Craft Project: Shiny Clutch

I started on my first Switch Craft project: Shiny Clutch! I spent several weeks gathering all the material, selecting fabric, LED (light Emitting Diodes), magnetic switch, Timtex (for purse handles). My knowledge of sewing is growing:o) The magnetic switch was the most difficult item to find. Luckily, Marc Electronics will be my go-to place for my onesie-twosie supplies. The guys there were extemely helpful. The inspiration for my clutch is the midnight sky...

This is only the 2nd sewing project I have undertaken in my life...I am just as interested in you are in seeing how it turns out!

So far, I have cut the patterns and have sewn the battery pocket to the lining......