There is so much more that we can achieve by knowing how to leverage tech to effortlessly keep fit and healthy. Wearable fashion tech has become a new subcategory for health tech and fitness tech. Wearable fashion tech for seems to be crawling towards its apex. Here’s a round up of a couple stylish and functional products you can try this year.
Sensoria offers a complete system to enhance your training from head to toe. The Smart Upper Garments provide real-time heart rate monitoring capabilities while the Smart Socks can help improve your running form by measuring cadence, impact forces and foot landing. Paired with their high-tech sensor bra, and high-tech sensor socks, you will receive real-time voice feedback. The app also tracks steps, altitude, distance, and speed.
If you ever wanted to practice yoga without any visual cues, Nadi X is your go-to product. These yoga pants are designed with innovative vibrating technology woven into the fabric to guide you about your pose.
The pants are connected to the iOS app that guides you through various yoga poses from its extensive library. The vibrational feedback ensures that you have the correct balance for every pose.
The innovative sleepwear promises faster recovery for hard-core athletes and gym enthusiasts. It uses far-infrared technology to heal sore muscles and regenerate cells.
The sleepwear comes with a patterned lining of biochemical particles, which absorb your body’s infrared wavelengths to reflect far-infrared energy that helps with quick recovery.
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One of the most health beneficial fashion tech products on our list is the Siren socks. The innovative tech wearable aims to help people with diabetes reduce the risks of foot amputations. The Siren socks detect foot injuries that may lead to serious complications if not treated early. The socks are only available with a doctor’s prescription. Recently the company has raised 11.8M.
With the Bellabeat leaf urban pendant, women can track their reproductive health, sleep, menstrual cycle, and predict stress. Other features include a smart alarm, wireless sync, and activity tracking without any need for charging.
Levi’s is on a mission to make wearable tech as convenient as possible. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket is designed in collaboration with Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard technology.
The jacket offers consumers a quick and hand-free way to connect to their phones with a simple touch of the sleeve. You can wirelessly access your phone, mobile apps and even perform functions like adjusting the volume, silencing a phone call, or estimating ETA on destinations.
The technology is discreetly woven into the fabric making it easy for you to access your phone and its features with a simple touch. Next time you’re cycling or going out for an errand, this jacket will come in handy.
We want the wearable fashion tech to do more for us than just let us connect to phones or give feedback on performance. Some high-tech wearable brands understand this need. The idea of biosensor bra was born because Julian Rios Cantu, founder of the company Higia technologies, wanted wearable tech to do better.
The idea of a biosensor bra that detects breast cancer isn’t new, but it’s worth mentioning. While women should never skip their yearly mammograms, the biosensor bra can help with early detection.
The bra is equipped with over 200 tactile biosensors designed to monitor texture, temperature, and color changes.
Samsung is making headway with its high-tech smart clothing aimed at improving users’ health. The recent wearable fashion tech from Samsung is a smart shirt with embedded sensors to monitor your lung health. This will help diagnose respiratory conditions so that they can be treated as soon as possible.
The company also wants to create smart footwear that would give athletes real-time advice and feedback regarding their performance. If successful, these smart clothing articles will pave the way for high-tech medical treatments.
Empa cardio belt comes embroidered with electrodes to register heart activity throughout the night. The metallic layers on the surface of the thread are skin-friendly, conductive, and easily washable.
This wearable tech will help people who suffer from sleep apnea. The belt is currently being studied for other medical purposes including Alzheimer’s disease.
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