10 Amazing Pieces Of Smart Clothing You Can Buy
Everyone needs clothing regardless of where you live and what job you do. Although the vast majority has been purely functional throughout history, technology has now gotten to a point whereby manufacturers are able to experiment with incorporating tech into the fabrics that make up the clothes we wear. These range from giving certain fashion products new abilities while others are able to withstand strange conditions thanks to the special materials that go into making them.
The BC vest is a special piece of clothing equipment that has been made with special fibres that are extremely strong. It is meant to replace backpacks, allowing users to carry all of their gear and equipment in a much more efficient manner, getting rid of the need to carry a bulky bag with them.
Fabrican Spray-On is a specially designed material that is used to effectively spray clothing directly onto a person. Polymers in the substance solidify fibers once they are on the skin and exposed to the air. This allows people to have clothing without any seams that perfectly fits their body shape and could even be used in emergencies to provide quick warmth or cover exposed skin.
The Heddoko line of clothing is unique in that it is able to store 3D data of its user’s movement that can then be transmitted to a dedicated app for analysis. Experts believe this could help track performance, improve technique and even let people know if they are putting too much stress on a certain part of their body that could lead to injury.
Core Heat S2 Jacket
Utilizing a purpose built heating system, the Core Heat S2 Jacket was designed to give those working on freezing temperatures a coat that would not only keep heat in but actively warm them up using electrically charged heating panels located on the back, chest, shoulder and collar.
AiQ Smart Clothing
AiQ Smart Clothing offers a range of garments that come with a wide variety of features. They can include LED lighting to aid those working in dark conditions, bio-monitoring for those doing exercise or who are vulnerable and need vital statistics checked regularly, warming fabrics that can keep you warm and even anti-radiation suits that are lightweight and comfortable.
Reebok Checklight Skullcap
Reebok designed the Checklight Skullcap for athletes who are competing in contact sports where they are likely to suffer from high impacts. The cap carries a number of sensors in its compact shell that is able to detect exactly how strong any impact is, giving coaches the ability to instantly see when a player needs to be assessed for head injuries.
Ralph Lauren Polo Tech Shirt
Working with a number of sensors and a dedicated app, the Ralph Lauren Polo Tech Shirt is able to report on a host of information about work outs and training. It can reveal how many calories have been burnt and is made of special fabrics that aid in blood flow and muscle recovery, so that users can exercise even harder than normal.
Mimo Smart Baby
The Mimo Smart Baby has been created to make the lives of parents that much easier. It is essentially a onesie that can be easily worn by small babies and children that can display information on a monitor or to an app about the state of the child. This includes sleeping position, temperature, breathing rate, and a traditional baby monitor so you can listen to it from anywhere in the house.
The StressVest is essentially like the vests that people wear when they play laser tag, only much more sophisticated. After registered a hit from a genuine gun that has been fitted with a special attachment, the vest can give the wearer a 4,500 volt shock so that they get a feeling for what it is like to be shot. Militaries are already beginning to use the clothing to help train new recruits and give them valuable experience.
The Hexoskin top is a smartshirt that incorporates biometric technology to give the user a range of data about their body while doing any sort of activity. Thanks to a number of tiny sensors built into the fabric, it can report on heart rate, breathing rate, how long you have been training and even how long you have slept.