A photo blog post of the Wearable Tech Fashion Show that blew our minds.
By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)
It was a jam-packed two days of inspiring talks, panels and networking - and our Wearable Tech Fashion Show topped off the night! The fashion tech designers closed the conference on a spectacular note, with light-up garments, aqua djing, a jacket that controls music and more! Check out the pics below to see what incredible devices designers brought to the stage.
Linda Franco took the stage first showcasing the Midi Controller Jacket, which plays music based on body movement. When Franco lifted her arm up- the pitch when up, she could also control the volume of the sound by running her fingers up and down a specific part of the jacket -and those are only a few examples of what the jacket can do.
Performers showcasing Sensoree's mood sweater took the stage next. Founder Kristen Neidlinger explained what the colors meant before the models took the stage; red - nervous or in love, blue -calm/relaxed, purple -ruffled, aroused or excited, green -tranquil, zen, yellow -nirvana, ecstatic, blissful.
The Hövding, founded by industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, was displayed next. The helmet looks like a simple, fashionable scarf worn around the neck (they even have different scarf patterns to choose from). In an accident, an airbag comes out of scarf and surrounds the head of the cyclist to protect them during the fall.
Next up, Roopa Vasuvedan, displayed a garment from her project Hate Couture, which “is a series of high-fashion garments created through analysis of the usage and context of hate speech on the internet," according to her blog.
Katia Vega then showed off a flying drone that charges itself when you blink with attachable eye-lashes. She got a round of applause when the drone flew into the air about around seven feet above her head.
Congo Sanchez takes the stage alongside Katia to do some aqua DJing, which works by making sounds that react to hand movement in water, with attachable nails, a product also designed by Vega.
Conference attendees, what was your favorite wearable tech product?
Jessica Schimm (@JessicaSchimm) is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has a strong interest in women’s issues and writes about them on her blog.