New Nomads: An Exploration of Wearable Electronics by Philips
The book illustrates the outcome of collaboration between the fashion and electronics industry using conductive fabrics developed by Philips design.
Advanced weaving of conductive threads combines tradition and technology for the enhances well-being and comfort of the user. The cream kimono has a conductive embroidered spine at the back, which is able to disperse an electrostatic charge via the fibres on the inside. This creates a tingling sensation that relaxes the wearer. Inside the pocket there is a remote device with a number of different settings for the various levels of relaxation. Biometric sensors monitor the degree of relaxation and adjust the level of ICD+ is the first wearable electronic garment that was ever put on the market for consumers. Co-developed and designed by Philips Design, Philips Research and Levi's, the range of jackets contains entertainment (music) and communication (mobile phone) functions, seamlessly integrated in the garments. All hands free and voice activated.
These garments use mobile phone and camera technology to help parents pin point their kids' position, but also fabric antennas, radio tagging and miniature remote cameras to allow children to play exciting games outdoors. Physical characters with identity chips can be attached to the respective garments. The child sees the character that represents another child on his screen and as children move around their characters also move on the screens, allowing them to create their own stories or hide and seek situations.
This book is available for purchase.