The technology market has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, helping to greatly improve our daily lives. The new technologies break down boundaries and change the way we communicate, work, shop and entertain ourselves. Not a day goes by without new needs to meet.
The apparel industry is also trying to respond to these needs by developing more cutting-edge technologies. Have you ever heard of smart clothing? Come find out with us in this article.
Smart clothing: what is it?
A cloth can be made smart through the integration of IoT devices and/or through the creation of special fabrics that transmit and receive signals.
A second skin that, as Canadian professor Marshall McLuhan argues, takes the form of a real medium that extends and increases the body's possibilities for action and perception.
Smart clothing for sports and leisure
Smart clothing is increasingly being used in sports and leisure.
Yoga leggings that tell you how to adjust your posture, socks that record data on the movement of your feet when you walk or run, swimsuits that detect the rise in UV rays and prompt you to put on more sunscreen. These are just a few significant examples, of the many we could report.
Smart clothing for health
Many of the smart clothes aim to monitor our health and thus improve our quality of life.
For example, there are the bra that detects cancer cells, the shirt that monitors heart rate, and the pajamas that support cell regeneration.
High tech sneakers
Footwear is also adapting to the world of the future, developing cutting-edge technologies. Today on the market one can find solutions that belong to one of the aforementioned categories, such as the high tech sneakers from WAHU.
WAHU shoes are smart, versatile and adaptable sneakers that allow the user to change the level of suspension of the soles at any time of the day, according to one's taste, body and activity.
Thanks to the patented w-lift technology-a pneumatic system built into the soles, which uses airflows and their pressure to modify cushioning and elevation from the ground-the user can achieve the comfort he or she desires at any time.
A series of sensors (pressure, acceleration and gyroscope) and artificial intelligence algorithms make the shoes work automatically without user intervention.
In conclusion, we like the idea of smart clothing because it combines innovation with people's needs - that is - it brings us closer to the concept of technology designed by people for people.
What do you think about it?