This one just in from Gizmodo.
Hacking always jumps tech from it’s original use to a new application:
The Tech Tats will certainly take your cyborg cosplay to a whole new level, butChaotic Moon Studios actually developed them for medical monitoring purposes. Instead of wearing a temporary (and cumbersome) chest strap or arm cuff to monitor a patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, or other vitals, a circuit board tattoo could be applied to their arm that would wirelessly communicate with a smartphone app to keep tabs on them.
Cool looking wearable tech.
From The Designer:
“3-D printed sensor based animatronic/mechatronic dress enabled by the Intel Edison acts as the interface between the body and the external world using technology and the garment as a medium of interaction. Testing-phase. The design will be showcased during CES alongside the Synapse dress for Intel, January 6-9th in Las Vegas, soon more…”
This one in via KillScreen:
“Generally seen on the bodies of tall sinewy models, Anouk’s work sits at the intersection of fashion and wearables. It bumps shoulders with plenty of other disciplines as well—in particular, videogames. Once you put clothing with feedback sensors on your body, something as simple as wearing a flannel shirt becomes an exercise in onboard interface. More specifically, her creations “use a lot of animalistic features that people can relate to.”
It seems everyday I can say, “the future is here.” I know this one is from last year, but it’s awesome. What I love about tech is how people reverse engineer it and turn it into something new. This one has a lot of potential. Motorola has created a digital tattoo for unlocking your phone.
Read more over here at SlashGear.
IMAGES: Dr Todd Coleman; mc10
This piece by the cats over at Vice.com sponsored by Intel.
via The Verge
early eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department’s advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a mind-controlled prosthetic limb called the DEKA Arm. A number of other scientists and engineers around the world are working on similar devices, but this is the first such prosthetic to get FDA approval. The prosthetic device comes from a company founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, and it is roughly the size and weight of an adult arm.
Awesome TED talk on modern bionics and where the world is heading.
This is an awesome talk on the early stages of designing wetware.