The Creators Project is back with its Concept Video Series for wearables, and this one is all about haptic feedback. This video features Wearable Experiments, a socially driven wearable technology company that is doing some incredible things with haptics to create new and meaningful experiences with wearables. The company is making clothing that not only expresses a sense of style but performs a particular function to enhance the experience.
One of these designs is the Navigate jacket. The jacket uses haptic feedback to indicate when the wearer should turn right, left, or has arrived at the destination. To the outside world, the jacket looks like a fashionable garment, but to the user it's also a tool to help him make his way to a destination.
Moving the tech into the background is important for Wearable Experiments. "Our message is that the tech always needs to be invisible. And you have to put the elegance of the garment first. And that means making it as human as possible," co-founder Billie Whitehouse explains in the video.
Wearable Experiments has also worked on projects that are taking the sports and music experience to the next level. Its Alert Shirt, for example, is a fan jersey that uses haptic feedback to let the wearer feel what his or her sports team is feeling. This example of wearable technology is aimed at taking the experience off the screen and into the physical environment, to take everything to a whole new and extremely tactile level.
Whitehouse goes into her design challenges and showcases some other work from Wearable Experiments in the complete video, which we have for you below; or you can hit the link here.
This story is provided courtesy of the Designer of Things blog. Designer of Things is a two-day conference and demo hall dedicated to the exciting potential of wearable tech, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things. The event takes place September 23-24, 2014, in San Francisco, and is produced by UBM Tech, which also owns EE Times. For more information and for passes and pricing, click here.