Wearable Tech

Everyone loves to talk about wearable tech–and to talk about how many billions there are to be made–but if wearables are so great, why are so many unwearable? We see a better way, one that finally goes beyond strapping a screen on your wrist–or throwing a sensor in a plastic bracelet. We believe in creating real insight, joy, and utility with this most personal of technologies—for broadcast, interaction, privacy, tracking, and more. The landscape is fractured, the technology is burgeoning, and the real adoption is just getting started.

Read about the ideas, technologies, and products that you need to know to navigate this new world. And be sure to stay tuned–our founder, Liza Kindred, and our advisor, Josh Clark, are writing the book about design principles for wearable tech and IoT. We’ve worked with companies like Cisco, Bergdorfs, and Hearst–and we’ll help you make something amazing.

Wearable Tech Startup: Meet FABRIKK

Wearable Tech Startup: Meet FABRIKK

Lots of designers use LED materials for expression and to call attention to the wearer, but we think this is an interested twist: using them to add function to an accessory. Wearable tech startup FABRIKK took a new development in LED materials…
Wearable Tech: Meet ZENTA

Wearable Tech: Meet ZENTA

Here’s a wearable we can really get on board with: the team at VINAYA, that makes the wearable ALTRUIS, announced today their brand new wearable ZENTA. ZENTA is unique because it is a biometric band for emotional well-being. We spoke with…
Wearable Wednesday // Meet Ringly

Wearable Wednesday // Meet Ringly

It’s definitely an oversight on our part that we haven’t featured this startup before; we’re huge fans. Let’s fix that! Ringly is a smart jewelry company best known for its notification ring but recently launched their Aries smart bracelet collection.…
You Should Know: Lina Wassong

You Should Know: Lina Wassong

We really like what this designer has been doing with wearable tech, including some beautiful work with e-textiles. We’re excited to introduce you to her! Lina Wassong has also co-authored a book about light, electronics, and programming and is working on a…
Wearable Wednesday // Meet Pins Collective

Wearable Wednesday // Meet Pins Collective

We like how this Swedish based startup has made a digital pin that helps users express their individuality. Pins Collective exceeded their goal on IndieGoGo last month at over $100k raised–read on to find out why! We spoke with Olaf Sjöstedt, Pins…
Infographic: History of Wearable Tech

Infographic: History of Wearable Tech

The demand for and interest in wearable tech has sky rocketed over the past few years. Last week at our meetup we live interviewed VSP’s Leslie Muller and she told us that, “Eye glasses are the original wearable and have…
Fashion Tech: Meet Eros & Psyche

Fashion Tech: Meet Eros & Psyche

This startup is using smart textiles to create a waterproof and stain resistant skirt. Eros & Psyche completed their Kickstarter in February and more than doubled their goal. We talked with the team to learn more about their “accident-free” skirt.
Wearable Tech: Telepathy Walker

Wearable Tech: Telepathy Walker

Japan based startup Telepathy has built a wearable that has similar capabilities to a navigation app on a smartphone except–it’s voice activated and hands free. This device is made especially for when users are walking, using it’s AR capabilities. We talked with the Telepathy…
Wearable Wednesday // Meet Wearatec

Wearable Wednesday // Meet Wearatec

Make any watch a smartwatch; that’s the premise of this wearable, through a “Smart Clasp”. We like this idea because we believe in extensibility of technology, for both sustainability and upgradability. We spoke with Wearatec’s founder and CEO, Dilshan Modaragamage, who…
Join us at Shoptalk

Join us at Shoptalk

Update: Shoptalk is now expecting 3,000 attendees, including 300+ CEOs, from 1,000+ companies! We’re very excited to be a part of this event: next month, Shoptalk will be holding it’s inaugural edition in Las Vegas and the speaker list is super impressive. Here’s…
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