Point Locus by Stephanie Wiriahardja. A way finding aid designed for the visually impaired as they travel outdoors. This system will take advantage of one of the most important senses for visually impaired users: touch. Our goal is to design a product that improves the lifestyles of visually impaired people in a meaningful way. It needs to be something practical that complements their natural adaptations to their disability and extends their limitations. It will be a cost effective solution…
A team of Swiss researchers from the Technology in Textiles (TechinTex) project are working on a new type of wound dressing which can monitor the state of a wound using fiber optic threads woven into the dressing. The fibers are designed to change color in response to changes in the acidity of the wound, which is an indicator of its healing status.
Want it so bad! FP Edit: The creator reached out to me! <a rel="noreferrer nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://imgur.com/a/eMSPO">http://imgur.com/a/eMSPO</a> here are pictures of the marvelous process. Please head over to @cambriakil and give them an upvote for their fantastic work!
Linda Worbin has been described as the creator of smart textiles. A graduate from Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, Sweden. She recently has been experimenting with smart and interactive textiles. This has involved amazing "thermo chromic textile displays to electroluminescent pillows and textiles" as shown above.