Wearable Technology in Fashion

Emerging Technologies: Ready for the Future

Wearable technology is everywhere; you just weren’t paying attention. It’s on your wrist. It’s on your face. It’s in your shoes. It is your watch, your glasses, your sportswear. It introduces new capabilities and resources to your day-to-day living.

Nowadays, the latest wearable technology in fashion is commonly described as garments and accessories that integrate circuitry, produced by technologically significant means or are made of technologically significant materials, be it LEDs (lights) in your dress, accelerometers (tilt sensors) in your shoes, t-shirts with print patterns designed with a computer algorithm or Peltier modules (heaters) in your jacket.

It is unique; it is fast, it is undervalued, and all too commonly misused. Unlike PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant) which are handheld gadgets such as cameras and mobile phones; wearable devices are attached to clothing and can be used as adornments or accessories. Though the advancement is … Read the rest