Wearable Electronics

Clock Tshirt: photo from

New materials are enabling electronic devices to be incorporated into clothing. Why carry cell phones, computers, or cameras when they could all be contained in something wearable like a vest? I saw two examples of wearable electronics on the internet this morning. By wearing the clock tshirt, no one would have to ask you for the time. The spygear4U website was selling video camera eyeglasses and baseball caps. You could videotape your whole life without anyone knowing. MIT is developing wearable computers which are continually getting smaller and better. They could be used by soldiers, police, or anyone who wants constant access to data or the internet.

What are some other uses for wearable electronics?

Video Eyeglasses: from

The electronics in what you wear could monitor your temperatue, bloodpressure, or breathing rate. If anything was abnormal, it could signal for help. This will be very useful for people who do not want to be in a nursing home. Even a newborn could be monitored to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Chameleon fabrics are being developed that sense the light on one side and reproduce it on the other side so someone wearing blends into their surroundings. I also saw a cool looking iPod beltbuckle that is available at

For more on wearable electronics:
MIT wearable computers
wikipedia optical camoflage
Business Week
clock Tshirt

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

WOW! Gr8 idea! I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wanna buy! Think of the advertising uses, too.

posted on Thu, 05/04/2006 - 1:31pm
bryan kennedy's picture

If you follow some of the links in this article I think you CAN buy some of these items.

posted on Thu, 05/04/2006 - 1:44pm
Carson's picture
Carson says:

If you guys are interested, get yours today at

posted on Sat, 10/28/2006 - 2:57am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that this would be good and bad. one good thing would be that you would never lose your phone or your computer. and it would be bad becuase you would always have elctrics with never able to get away

posted on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 2:04pm
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posted on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:53pm
James Nikon's picture

Wearable electronics is very useful for those people who wanted to monitor their blood pressure especially those that are hypertensive.

posted on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 6:12am

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