What’s Working in Wearables, my talk slides from #OHSummit 2014 @OHSummit

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In case you couldn’t make it to Rome for this year’s Open Hardware Summit, here are my slides! You can download them as a PDF, but if you want the full animated GIF experience, you can also download my keynote file.

Update: the video is now available! Watch it here:

photo by Alicia Gibb


Halo 3 Energy Sword
Costumes from Baltimore Comic Con as discussed on WEBS

~$130 single-purpose bluetooth devices you’re meant to wear all the time
Reebok Checklight
June UV sensor
Narrative Clip lifelogging camera
Cynaps bone conductor speaker hat
ICEdot crash sensor
Necomimi brainwave cat ears
Neurodreamer lucid dreaming mask
Whistle dog activity monitor
Fitbit Force
Shine activity monitor

don’t exist yet:
Myo armband
Nod gesture control ring
-Luxury market exploring with materials/aesthetics like Intel’s MICA and DVF google glass frames

Wearables built by boys & girls and families together
-boyfriend makes VU meter earrings for girlfriend
dad makes digital princess tiara for daughter
hunger games catching fire dress

Wearables built by textile craftspeople – instant experts
-Leslie Birch’s FLORAbrella
-Sally Byers’ NeoPixel coats
-Gladys Delgado-Garced doggy-and-me hats

Fashion designers with wearables in their runway shows this year:
Pauline van Dongen solar fashion and Philips flexible LED panels
CuteCircuit LED skirts and jacket lapels (creative director Francesca Rosella, CEO Ryan Genz)
Chromat (Becca McCharen) cage-like garments with Adafruit NeoPixels

Bird skirt by Birce Özkan

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