As wearable technology continues to evolve and complement how we live our lives, the fashion industry is beginning to design clothing geared towards seamless usability. Starting in the late 1960s, the fashion space has embraced modern technology into its clothing and even augmented technology’s functionality.
Pierre Cardin, a notable designer of the Space-Age era, experimented with the infusion of tech into his fashion concepts. Creating a collection of futuristic, bright, and eclectic garments titled “Robe Electronique”, Cardin’s designs featured embroidered LEDs into the clothing itself.
Other clothing experiments of the time included items that changed the temperature to suit the wearer and dresses that made noises.
While wearable technology may look different now, these early ideas influenced fashion trends and aesthetics you might recognize today.
However, most of the latest trends are centered on use and function rather than pure style.
Wearable Clothing Trends
Increasingly, tech companies are seeking ways to simplify our daily responsibilities as well as enhance our health with functional smart clothing.
One example of this is high-tech yoga pants with haptic sensors. When worn, smart yoga pants can actually notify the user when their position is out of alignment. In addition, haptic sensors are highly responsive and track your movement, as well as your form. They notify the wearer when they need to adjust their pose through buzzes or vibrations.
For professional athletes, full-body suits are being developed with sophisticated sensors that track posture while in movement, body temperature, and some can even help absorb and redirect heat. Complementary to increasing their performance, these smart suits can send data to a user's phone or smartwatch.
Additionally, swimsuits can be found that actually detect when UV rays are too high, and then alert users to apply more sunscreen, or move to a shaded area.
What’s more, phone-charging pants, jackets, and backpacks are being developed and on the rise.
While these are examples of technology you actually wear, a few companies are creating devices that fit conveniently inside of custom-designed clothing instead. That way, there are multiple uses for an inserted device, and that can be activated through the clothing items themselves.
One of the most prominent trends of wearable technology fashion includes smart rings. Functioning either through microphones or bone conduction, smart rings can make phone calls when paired with a mobile device, and even transfer data between two different rings.
In addition, smart rings can act as contactless payment methods, and act as keys to unlock buildings or cars. All while offering health benefits like heart rate tracking and daily steps.
The healthcare field is notably seeing a rise in wearable technology fashion and use. With smart glasses, physicians can better access patient information and medical histories, and thus provide higher quality health screenings and diagnoses.
Furthermore, advancements in electronic skin technology are expected to take off in the years to come and advance robotics, prosthetics, as well as artificial intelligence. Capable of monitoring your heart, muscle movement, and other vital biometrics, electronic skin could be a significant development in the medical field over the next decade.
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