Cuffs that talk to wifi
the 2nd item of the AwareFashion
collection, inform the wearer about wireless hotspots in her
environment. Just by glancing at the cuffs, a person can check if wireless
LAN is available. Small light patterns that appear on the cloth indicate
if wireless LAN is available and the quality of service.
cuff has an attached pocket and flexible transparent glass fibres are
woven into the cloth. The wifi sensing technology is hidden in the small
pocket. The circuit board in the pocket displays the quality of service by
LEDs in different colors. The LEDs are connected to glass fibres, the
light travels through them and small light spots appear at the end. When
the technology pocket is detached the cuffs solely consist of cloth and
glass fibres and can be washed. This concept also makes it possible to
easily replace the technology function of the cuffs.
Etter and Diana Grathwohl.
works by Richard Etter: The
shirt that senses switched-on mobile phones and Melodious
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