Wearable Technology

Gates Foundation Offers $100,000 For Next Generation Condom Design

Gates Foundation Offers $100,000 For Next Generation Condom Design

Last year, the Gates Foundation held a competition to redesign the toilet. Turning its sights from sanitation to overpopulation, the nonprofit has now announced a challenge to reinvent the condom. By way

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Ocean Wings: Aqua Lung Wetsuit Lets You Fly Underwater

Ocean Wings: Aqua Lung Wetsuit Lets You Fly Underwater

Compared to the creatures of the sea, the human body is somewhat inefficient underwater. With our gangly limbs and lack of fins or tails, it takes us a bit more effort to glide through the ocean. Designer

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Stretchable Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Power Devices Inside the Human Body

Stretchable Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Power Devices Inside the Human Body

Embedded electronic implants have long been confined to the realm of science fiction, but the development of a new stretchable battery could soon make them a reality. A pair of scientists have developed

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Google Unveils New Project Glass Features, Announces Contest to Find Prototype Testers

Google Unveils New Project Glass Features, Announces Contest to Find Prototype Testers

Google just released a new video for Project Glass that shows the augmented reality glasses being used in real-world situations. Until now the device was tested only by Google employees, but the company

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Argo Unveils Improved ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 Exoskeleton That Enables Paraplegics to Walk Again

Argo Unveils Improved ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 Exoskeleton That Enables Paraplegics to Walk Again

Argo Medical Technologies just unveiled a new generation of the ReWalk exoskeleton, a device that enables people with spinal cord injuries to sit, stand and walk. The ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 is a

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Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Soon, you may literally be staring into the future of augmented reality. Researchers from imec and The Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST) at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a spherical,

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Thought-Controlled MindRider Bike Helmet Turns Brain Waves Into Traffic Signals

Thought-Controlled MindRider Bike Helmet Turns Brain Waves Into Traffic Signals

Motorists and cyclists may not always understand one another, but with the help of the MindRider, they'll at least have one more avenue of communication. Developed by MIT student Arlene Ducao, the

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BlackSocks’ “Smarter Socks” are Fitted with RFID Chips That Find Their Mate

BlackSocks’ “Smarter Socks” are Fitted with RFID Chips That Find Their Mate

"Smarter Socks" could only have come from one of the world's wealthiest and most efficient nations. Based in Switzerland, BlackSocks sells packs of ten pairs of socks that are each fitted with

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NASA Designs Ironman-like Robotic Exoskeleton For Astronauts And Earthlings

NASA Designs Ironman-like Robotic Exoskeleton For Astronauts And Earthlings

Ironman kicks ass. And not just because that's Robert Downey Jr. inside. The idea of an impermeable exoskeleton has fascinated humans since medieval knights designed the first metal armor. Now, NASA is

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Top 6 Green Gadgets for Fall Camping

Top 6 Green Gadgets for Fall Camping

Go Pop Up Tent Camper Trailer SylvanSport was shooting for versatility when they thought up the Go Pop Up Tent Camper Trailer. This amazing piece of compact engineering functions as a trailer to pack up

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CatClo Laundry Additive Creates Air-Purifying Clothes That Reduce Pollution

CatClo Laundry Additive Creates Air-Purifying Clothes That Reduce Pollution

The University of Sheffield has collaborated with the London College of Fashion and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop a revolutionary liquid laundry additive called

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Claire Lomas Becomes the First Person to Take a ReWalk Bionic Exoskeleton Home for Daily Use

Claire Lomas Becomes the First Person to Take a ReWalk Bionic Exoskeleton Home for Daily Use

The ReWalk is a revolutionary exoskeleton that enables paraplegics to stand, walk, and even climb stairs. Designed by Argo Medical Technologies, the bionic suit enhances simple body movements in order to

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)

Keep on top of your studies this year with the help of a Deckster Re:Class wristband! This snazzy design will transform your  iPod Nano into an eco-friendly timepiece that you'll want to wear everywhere.

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With the Camera-Equipped “EyeRing” You Can Point at an Object and Take a Photo

With the Camera-Equipped “EyeRing” You Can Point at an Object and Take a Photo

With the EyeRing, a new camera-equipped ring that takes photos and delivers them to a smart phone, "point and shoot" could take on a whole new meaning. The device, which is being developed by  Roy

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NASA’s New Z-1 Spacesuit Cools Astronauts Using the Same Principle as Sweating

NASA’s New Z-1 Spacesuit Cools Astronauts Using the Same Principle as Sweating

NASA has developed a brand-new spacesuit to replace their current version, which has been in use since 1992. The Z-1 spacesuit is currently a prototype, but it is hoped that it will play a key role in the

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Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for U.S. Military

Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for U.S. Military

Scientists at Harvard are working toward a “novel wearable system” that could prolong the physical endurance of soldiers in the field. While this may seem a bit too much like they'll be saving

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An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of South Carolina have developed a technique to turn an ordinary cotton t-shirt into a supercapacitor. The team, led by Xiaodong Li, a professor

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Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests

Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests

If you've ever seen police officers walking around in full gear during a heat wave, you've probably felt a little faint just looking at them.  Lucky for them, scientists from the Swiss Federal

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Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

This USB flash-drive design combines a simple safety pin with a 4GB computer memory stick to create a simple and functional way to keep tabs on your mini gadget. The device, called Bulavkus, is the

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Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Fashion is probably the last thing you thought you could fight off malaria with, but this anti-malaria bodysuit is stylish while it repels mosquitos that could carry the disease.  Created by a Cornell

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Glove One is a 3D-Printed Glove that Doubles as a Cellphone by Bryan Cera

Glove One is a 3D-Printed Glove that Doubles as a Cellphone by Bryan Cera

Putting your hand up to your ear with thumb and pinky extended is a universal sign for talking on the phone, but what if we told you that you could actually talk on the phone by talking into your hand?

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Carbon-Based “GraphExeter” Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology

Carbon-Based “GraphExeter” Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology

The electronics industry is constantly making advancements to make their products better, but the invention of GraphExeter by the University of Exeter has everyone looking forward to big changes in the

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CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles,

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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Google Unviels “Project Glass” Augmented Reality Cyber Glasses

Google Unviels “Project Glass” Augmented Reality Cyber Glasses

Ever wish you could access Google Maps without looking down at your phone? Or that you could snap a photo and send by just looking at something? The future might be closer than you think. This week,

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AIRE Mask Uses the Power of Human Breath To Charge Gadgets

AIRE Mask Uses the Power of Human Breath To Charge Gadgets

Ever wish you could charge your iPhone while looking like a complete weirdo? Now you can, with the AIRE mask, a wind-powered device that captures the power of respiration and converts it to electricity

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Israeli Scientists Develop “Star Trek” VISOR that Enables the Blind to See

Israeli Scientists Develop “Star Trek” VISOR that Enables the Blind to See

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise's Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge was blind but was able to see with the aid of a VISOR (Visual Instrument

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AfterShokz Bone-Conducting Earphones Pump Music Directly Through Your Skull

AfterShokz Bone-Conducting Earphones Pump Music Directly Through Your Skull

  Never seem to be able to get the music loud enough?  AfterShokz may have a solution for you - earphones that send sound waves directly to your inner ear.  Because these earphones use

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Engineer David Forbes Creates a LED Television You Can Wear as a Shirt

Engineer David Forbes Creates a LED Television You Can Wear as a Shirt

Have you ever imagined that one day you'd be able to watch TV shows on your t-shirt? Engineer David Forbes didn't see any reason why not. In 2009 he created his first prototype for a wearable LED

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Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

Are you itching to turn a neglected lot in your neighborhood into a lush garden, but it's technically frowned upon by the town?  Since we can't see the harm of adding some green, check out Vanessa

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