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Tattle tale pixels

by on Nov.03, 2011, under fashion, fun

I found this on the Arduino blog recently: Matt Leggett has been having some fun with wearable pixels. He sewed an alcohol sensor, some LEDs and an Arduino processor into a jacket. The idea is that you breathe into the sensor and the LEDs light up to show how inebriated you are. Too many lit LEDs and your friends should call a taxi for you. Perhaps the Arduino could even make the call automatically. Maybe Moritz Waldemeyer or Vega Wang could incorporate this into their wearable electronics.

I think this could be done without needing to blow into a sensor. After all, too many drinks and you might not remember how! SoberSteering is developing a car steering wheel that senses blood alcohol levels through ones skin. Maybe their sensor could be built into clothing and sense alcohol levels in real time.

I know of more than a few fellow bloggers who probably wouldn’t wear this kind of this kind of clothing. For them, it would mean pixels everywhere would keep them from going anywhere, by car at least <grin>. Or, at the very least, they may stop getting served earlier in the evening.

In fact, MicroTiles might never have been invented if certain unnamed inventors had been wearing Leggett’s invention!

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Wearable Pixels

by on Jul.07, 2011, under art, electronic ink, fashion, technology

Moritz Waldemeyer's "Heartbeat"

People have been experimenting for some time with wearable pixels. For instance, Moritz Waldemeyer in the UK has become well-known in digital fashion; he also has an interesting blog. Another example of his work is in the video below that goes back several years.

Vega Wang in China experimented with electroluminescence in clothing.

Vera Wang E-L clothing

There was even a ‘wearable’ version of the arduino controller called the lilypad that was available in the past for experimentation with wearable electronics.  On the whole, though, it seems this field of digital light is in a holding pattern. Problems that need to be solved are power, weight, resolution, wiring, bulk, to name a few. Maybe a reflective technology based on ePaper (eCloth?) will be part of the solution. Someday. Until then, Pixels On Us may have to wait.

 


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