wearables

Wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers or wearables are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing.

 

Article
How can technology, open design, and experimentation contribute to sustainable innovation in the textile and clothing industry?

 

Event
Textile plays, besides its industrial function, an important role in preserving cultural and social heritage and expresses lifestyles, geographical areas, history, traditions, values and symbols. Teachers and education professionals will play an important role in this project in the (re)introduction of 'forgotten' traditional techniques and new applications, such as the use of smart textiles and digital manufacturing.

 

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FAKE IT/MAKE IT is the title of the third CRISP magazine, this issue is completely about prototyping in the design process.

 

Event
On February 6, 2014 Waag is all about fashion & innovation during winterSALON/2014. Top experts in the field will make you experience a future scenario where clothes are both fashionable as innovative and meaningful at the same time. Be surprised by (live) performance, discover boundaries and play with technology.

 

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On the18th of December 2013, a group of researchers, (fashion) designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals gathered in the historic Anatomical Theatre.

 

Event
Smart textiles are fabrics that enable digital components and electronics to be embedded in them: intelligent clothing or wearable technology for instance. What can smart textiles mean for well-being? How can they help caregivers and patients?

 

Article
In the COMMIT/TOUCH project Waag is working towards solutions that help people to maintain their social relationships in a subtle, pleasant and intuitive way through tangible interactive objects.

 

Article
The Sample Book made at Fablab Amsterdam includes samples of materials and new technologies to communicate the potentials to textile and fashion designers working at our Fablab.

 

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How would you use a 3D printer, ricepaper and liquorice wheels to represent a system that encourages people to learn more about the origins of the food they eat? What if fruit, vegetables and cheese could ‘talk’ to you and tell you where they come from and how you can prepare them?

 

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On November 30, visitors of the seventh edition of PhDO could test the Labyrinth Psyhotica and the Wearable that are both created by scientist and artist Jennifer Kanary. Next to this, Jennifer presented here taboo-breaking research on psychosis.

 

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In a crowded Waag building, our workshop Beta Textiles, fabric and code took place on Friday 29th June, 2012. Fashion designers, architects, interaction designers, programmers and textile makers came together to find interesting combinations of fabric and technology. Thus were six mannikins dressed with creations like a self-shortening dress, a ‘pretty fly for a WiFi’- music waistcoat, or a garment that keeps you warm when walking around outside.

 

Article
During the DEAF 2012 festival, project manager Isjah Koppejan saw some fine examples of the results that you get if you combine traditional textile crafts and modern manufacturing technology.

 

Event
During DEAF there is a focus on Smart textiles; Waag's Fablab stars will be present to debate and lead discussions and make you discover what we are working on. In our Fablab we are daily involved in new inventions combining textile and digital fabrication - you get the opportunity to see these and meet the makers.

 

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V2_ and Waag organize a workshop concentrating on experiments with textiles and Open Source code principles. This workshop is interesting for textile designers, programmers and fashion designers who want to think about new principles in the field of fabric design.

 

Project
Smart Textile Services was about the development of successful methods, platforms, guiding principles and the business models required to understand the multi-disciplinary opportunities and challenges of creating Smart Textile Product Service Systems.