WEAR Sustain Sheltersuit Project

I was approached recently by Jurrie Barkel and Bas Timmer from Dutch start-up Sheltersuit to act as a mentor for their successful WEAR Sustain (Horizon2020) funded project. The Sheltersuit Foundation is a Purpose driven business based in Eschende in the far east of Holland. Their mission is to help the homeless and refugee community by producing an upcycled garment of … Read More

What are the trends for Wearable Tech?

wearable technology trends

Hopes were high for a wearable tech boom in 2016. The burgeoning market was poised to capitalise on the widespread adoption of ever smarter smartphones. However, at the end of 2016, some of the industry players who had been at the forefront of both brand and device awareness have either left the wearables scene or struggled to maintain a profitable … Read More

Wearables 2.0 – The End Of The Beginning

seamless integration

The world is embarking on an IoT revolution that is already reshaping the future. With the dawn of Wearables 2.0, what does the future hold? It will change forever the interaction between people, technology and the wider environment. It will ultimately cause us to reassess the value chain in a data driven world, the benefits of social cohesion and can … Read More

Geolocation – Wear are we?!


Image source: myorpheo.com Geolocation is a constantly improving technology with a myriad of potential uses. By utilizing combinations of common mobile device technologies like GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi positioning, NFC, Bluetooth beacons, and MEMS sensors, it is possible to locate and track devices (and their users) nearly anywhere. With purposeful implementation and a little imagination, the possibilities for geolocation’s usefulness will … Read More

What we’ve learned from Wearable Technology Show, London

wearable technology show

So, we are back at base after a great Wearable Technology Show 2017. We were fortunate enough to meet a huge range of interesting people looking to take good ideas to market. We also had really interesting discussion with many thought leaders, suppliers and long term collaborators at the show, whose insight and vision are so important in the shaping of … Read More

In-Ear Wearable Innovations

wearable innovations

From the Bragi Dash wireless pods to the smart earrings from Ear-o-Smart, wearable tech is taking on a new area of the body— the ear. Instead of smartwatches and fitness bands, some clever makers are discovering how to track activity, calories burned, heart rate, and other functions with some miniscule devices about the size of a hearing aid or a … Read More

The Promise of Meditation Wearables

meditation wearables

A survey conducted by Bupa revealed that 44 percent of people in the United Kingdom suffer from high levels of stress. Long-term stress can build up, paving the way to depression and chronic anxiety. To alleviate this kind of stress, some people turn to meditation as a way to relax, calm their nerves, and bring peace to their lives. Recently, … Read More

How Can Technology Revolutionise Jewellery?

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In the olden days, jewellery had a meaning beyond its beautiful shape and form. For the nobility, it was a tangible representation of wealth— a way of carrying their assets with them in a wearable shape. The imprint of a ring pressed into a dab of wax formed a seal, a unique signature that carried its own kind of power. … Read More

Spotlight Series : Product Development

idea to product

Product Development can be a wonderful journey. Always unique and usually animated it is made personal by the mavericks, innovators and visionaries who have dared to step outside of their comfort zone to dream that their idea can become a world class product.