Archive for June, 2010
Yeah – it’s a little hard to see, but trust us wearables are so in!
Check out the video for the MJ Tribute at the 2010 BET Music Awards. It was pretty awesome but got AWESOMER when the MJ dancers came out in what looks like either LED Lights or EL Rope accented outfits. Their moves were punctuated by coordinated moving lights jumping from pant leg, to hat to tie.
It was – you guessed it-awesome.
WW’s vote: AWESOME!
Yeah, it’s gone. Sorry guys.
We are a society of dieters and gadget addicts. Want to combine the two obsessions?! Well, BodyMedia, Inc. has the products for you. Established in 1999, BodyMedia produces wearable body monitoring systems to help users lose weight. The products not only monitors useful data such as Total Calories Burned, Total Steps Taken, Total Time Spent In Physical Activity and Sleep Duration, but it also stores and manipulates the data on and online monitoring website.
The duo will run about $300.
Our vote: smart, useful, a little pricy.
After the jump check out Chris Kasabach, co-founder and director of BodyMedia, at the The 2008 University of Southern California Body Computing Conference.
This is wearable hotness.
Maker Faire participant Matthew Garten has created two Arduino Watches using Sparkfun materials. The Steampunk theme is probably the favorite, but the Biopunk theme watch covered in stingray skin (??!) is pretty awesome too.
The watches use trackball control, draw pictures, play games and connects to a glove with a myriad of sensors to collect a variety of data.
We tip our hat to you Mr. Garten
It was a battle of the wearable outfits on last night’s MTV Movie Awards. Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera both sported an LED design and literaly lit up the stage. At first glance we weren’t sure if Perry was keeping up with her last wearable design, but upon closer inspection she was just keeping it simple. Light up daisy dukes and pink top? Why not! Glitter is so passé.
Xtina may have taken the top and very naughty position however. While a bit more subtle with just a simple white light in the palm of each fingerless glove, it was the growing heart crotch shot that may have gotten your attention. Considering her new album name – Bionic – we may see a lot more wearable designs from Xtina. We cannot wait!
Check out both performances and outfits after the jump!