Care for a jacket that recognizes what you eat, how healthy you are or how you are feeling? Or perhaps a suit that allows you to buy or sell stocks at the touch of a shirt button? This may become reality sooner than we think.
With the help of UK-based technology firm Hirsch&Mann, Cadbury showed off an interactive jacket earlier this year that responds when a user takes a bite of one of two Cadbury chocolates – just showing that the dawn of new applications of wearable technology for clothing is just beginning.
Wearable technologies vs. technologies that are worn
As far as it goes for wearable technologies at Senszio, the most we have had to cater for in terms of integrating technology so far have been requests to include customized pockets for smartphones or mini tablets in our customers’ bespoke tailored suits. Our customers are busy bankers and professionals who can’t do without their blackberries or iPhones – and they prefer to be able to put their mobile devices away discreetly and carry them anywhere conveniently.
Intel, which designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices, is already betting big on clothing with technology apps. The company has unveiled Edison, a computer the size of an SD card, and announced its ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge to encourage innovation with wearable technology and help create new connected experiences, which promised more than US$1.3 million in cash awards to the winners.
What will the future hold?
We do believe that men’s bespoke tailors will have the opportunity to use interesting sensor-activated accessories in men’s fashion one day. Men love gadgets and their luxurious power suits, so why not combine the two?
Men’s bespoke tailoring has had a long history of personalizing what men wear based on their individual styles and personalities – as long as there is a request.
What technology would you like your suit to have one day? Send us a comment!
Photo credits: Hirsch&Mann