The connected technology market is regularly startled with announcements of amazing inventions and sci-fi-ish perspectives. Among the innovative products that have many of us drool, some are just someone’s dream weaved into a video presentation laced with special FX, showing you virtually how it works; some are prototypes that certainly won’t be mass distributed tomorrow because the technologies used are still costly.
The connected T-shirt
This is the case of the tshirtOS by Cute Circuit. To see the full colour display 1024 LED screen, and the embedded 32 by 32 RGB pixel grid (placed into the fabric!) of the tshirtOS, there are still a few steps, as explained in the following video.
Can you imagine what you’ll be able to do with this wearable technology? As they say in the video, wearing a T-shirt with a brand logo on it was the first “Like”! And all those “statement T-shirts” are ancestors of today’s tweets…
Cute Circuit’s “tshirtOS” will let you display whatever you want. It is even supposed to include a camera to take photos, and a microphone. A small chip implanted in the clothe communicates with your smartphone, connecting it to the Web.
The Infant Monitor is an initiative of Rest Devices (Boston). It is supposed to be an alternative to baby monitors as this wearable baby onesie has built-in sensors communicating with the caring parents smartphones, through Wi-Fi. You’ll have the details of your baby’s respiration, skin temperature, and body position.
But then again… This product is not available yet. The only thing you can do is submit your email to get notified when it will be available. And it’s the same for their Sleep Shirt for which you can only send an email to be added to the waiting list as they “are focusing on partnerships with researchers”.
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Apple fan and skateboard enthusiast since the 80s, Jonathan became Content Manager at Withings after a career as Chief Editor of specialized newsstand magazines. Curious by nature, he has been interested by the globalization of culture and the impact of new technologies on our daily lives for 20 years.
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