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Emglare has introduced a new line of smart clothing that the company claims is capable of monitoring your ECG and heartbeat. These smart clothes purport to "directly communicate" with a companion mobile app.
The Kinesix ThermoSmart heated jacket features built-in sensors that can detect how warm the wearer is and adjust the temperature. The jacket can produce temperatures of up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours.
Google has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that describes a gesture control system designed to work with 'interactive textiles,' or touch-sensitive, wirelessly connected hats, jackets, shirts, purses, and more.
Sensoria and MyZone have announced that they will be partnering to offer a new range of smart garments, which will connect to the MyZone app, offering a quick and easy way to track and tweak workout sessions.
Enflux's smart fitness wear just launched on Kickstarter and is already almost halfway to its funding goal. The Smart Clothing shirt and pants have 10 sensors embedded that offer real-time advice on how to improve your form during exercise.
For wearables to go mainstream, they need to look good and do more than count your steps. Smart clothes are the perfect solution to the wearable problem. They'll make you look stylish, not like a cyborg.
XelfleX could be the technology to make smart clothing attractive, useful, and cheap. It uses fiber optic threads to monitor body movement, and the possible uses range from sports training to injury recovery.
The holiday season is kicking off, but we could get our first glimpse into next year's big tech trend in January. Smart watches may be the hot topic of 2014, but smart clothing could steal its thunder by next year.