Cool post from WeighMyRack Blog. There are 2 main methods to make climbing shoes: slip-last and board-last construction. Slip-lasted shoes are by far the most common today, with only a handful of manufacturers still producing board-lasted shoes. The rule-of-thumb: Board-last construction creates a relatively stiff, supportive shoe and is reserved for flat, comfort-oriented kicks. Slip-last construction on the other … Read moreHow Climbing Shoes are Made
From metaterra on Instructables: This project, like my previous Ultrasonic Sensory Extension Wearable, was designed/created for multiple purposes, a couple of which being: wearable-assisted (See Figure 1) pet care and empathy research and application (specific to animals with vibrissae, see Figure 2) as well as basic sensory augmentation research (specifically, the tactile-to-tactile variety). Here’s a … Read moreInteract with the World like a Cat with this Whisker Sensory Extension #WearableWednesday
From Eluxe Magazine: Daviy’s biggest driver is the desire to improve the environmental and social impacts of fashion design and clothing production, especially given that this is normally such a wasteful process, and the drive for profit makes it even worse: “Half of the textiles used in manufacturing turn into waste right at the very … Read moreJulia Daviy’s Biodegradable #3DPrinted Clothing #WearableWednesday
High quality fabrics that last a long time are hard to find these day. Many garments only last a few washes. Whether for performance or aesthetic reasons, the focus within the textiles orb is on smart fabrics – from those that change their hue to those that regulate body temperature. Researchers are developing smart fabrics … Read moreAre Smart Fabrics the Future of Fashion?
Preterm birth remains the number one killer of children under the age of five. In the U.S. alone, one in 8 babies are born preterm. Stillbirth claims ten times more babies than SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Both outcomes remain a mystery to the medical community with few tools to understand, treat, and prevent them. … Read moreBloomlife Pregnancy Tracker Keeps You and Your Baby Safe by Monitoring Contractions
A Vancouver, British Columbia startup is developing a device that drug users can wear on their wrist or finger to prevent drug overdose. Around 28 people a week died of drug overdose in British Columbia last year, bringing the total to 1,448. The first three months of this year saw that number rise past 30 … Read moreThis Canadian Startup is Developing a Wearable That Could Prevent Drug Users From Overdosing
Augmented reality (AR) has been receiving much attention in recent months, thanks to the development of high-profile AR apps such as Pokemon Go and toolkits such as ARKit and ARCore. A report released by ABI Research shows that the AR market is still undergoing significant expansion into new areas in consumer and enterprise sectors. ABI … Read moreApplication usage growing in AR