What Internet of Things technology brings for Fashion Business?

Wearable Fashion IoT Technology Business

Internet of Things is not only popular with technical, automotive, mechanical and production industries; it also started spreading its aura towards the clothing industries. We have seen few innovations that already happened like the LED dress, the hug shirt etc. These smart textiles and materials are not only aesthetically pleasing but have a range of explicit uses. They can reflect the wearer’s mood by displaying a change in the patterns or colors. They can also display messages on the monitor predicting the health. They can be used as advanced baby monitors, pollution resistance costumes and even as rompers. The event that has been organized by the Textile Innovators at European Centre of Innovative Textiles has displayed new features that can be embedded to the professional and casual garments making them exquisite. Even though these creations are only at the prototype stage, they indicate the significant growth in the fabric industry and the interest towards smart connectivity together building a new ecosystem. The Textile specialists are keener in developing environmentally responsive, climate sensitive and interactive fibers that are made of conductive sensors and connected through Internet of Things.

Benefits: How Fashion IoT comes to the rescue

By creating smart clothing, one can also ensure safety to high-risk employment people. For example, if a person is travelling in a metro; a suit with a ‘leg’ effect will kick people out of the way. If someone tries to come close, this effect acts as a jerk to them and pushes them away. Similar is the case with hospital suits that are used to monitor patients. However, this smart technology is not limited to the clothing itself, it also is instigated in sportswear. By doing that, one can track the performances and monitor them like making joggers more visible in the night times. If we are having smartwatches, fitness trackers then why are we still using smartphones that have to be carried additionally gripping them in hands, you may ask? This Smartglove is going to answer for that. Sean Miles, an English designer has designed a glove with a microphone and Bluetooth, connecting with the smartphone can be used as a smartphone to make calls.

Internet of Things technology laced workers

Design Principles for Fashion IoT (workers)

This technology might prove to be beneficial for workers whose occupation requires them to use gloves (on building sites or in reduced temperatures, for instance), as well as athletes trained in winter months, for whom employing a phone without getting their gloves off demands considerable dexterity. A number of companies including Taiwanese company TouchMan, have been working on fashionalble Internet of Things gloves that can be used with smartphones and have also produced stainless fiber gloves which permit the individual to use touch panel devices.

Wearable technology glove

Sports companies meets Fashion IoT

Athletes are an evident target for producers of wise sneakers: back 2004, there was Adidas, which included a sensor embedded inside the pumps. The shoe altered itself after every gait, employing a generator in the centre of the sole. The engine then switched a prop, which extended or reduced a cable, changing the compression qualities of the heel pad. Adidas then used related technology to hockey shoes, having a processor configured especially for the performance tracking.

In 2006, Apple and Nike came up with a real-time personal trainer. A special hockey edition was also produced. Adidas replied in 2011 by launching the adizero f50 and MiCoach app, marketed as the “boot using a brain”. This sensible basketball boot might track effectiveness info (pace, the number of sprints, mileage, running prices, etc.) and publish it wirelessly to some mobile system so that it might then be discussed via particular communities, enabling people to assess their performance with that of professional sportsmen. As a counteract to both Nike and Adidas, Google brought a talking shoe in 2013 which could present comments and encouragements to the wearer. Similarly Nike came out with HyperAdapt 1.0 Self lacing shoe which is turning out to be a game changer in fashion internet of things industry.

Nike Fashion technology shoes

But GPS monitoring and miniaturised systems can also be put on aid people who have physical disabilities. In 2011, two fresh Indian engineers from MIT introduced and electric sole that can guide the visually impaired via voice directions and vibrations employing a Wireless link with a smartphone and global positioning system, with online maps which can be used offline. The boot features an ultrasound barrier sensor. With things being realer and progressing it’s only a matter of time that other wearables will also adapt internet of things enhancing the human life altogether. It will be only a matter of time before they create a shoe intelligent enough to select a corresponding attire. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

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