When hearing “wearable technology” many people automatically conjure up an image in their minds of a smart watch, smart glasses, or even something out of sci-fi movie, but wearable technology is a lot more—especially when mixed with fashion.
Tech in Motion: New York hosted a Wearable Tech Fashion Show on Wednesday, February 19th at Highline Stages as participation in Social Media Week with the purpose of changing peoples’ perspective on wearable technology, and introduce our audience to growing companies and designers in the wearable tech industry.
Over 300 people showed up for our Wearable Tech Fashion Show which consisted of a networking & cocktail hour, a fashion show and concluded with each participating company demoing their products and speaking with attendees after the show. The crowd of attendees consisted of developers, entrepreneurs, students, fashion & tech enthusiasts, and more.
During the fashion show models featured wearable tech products from: Acustom Apparel (NYC) Asher Levine (NYC), Atlas Wearables (Austin), Augmate (NYC), BrickSimple (Philly), Continuum Fashion (NYC), Leslie Birch (Philly), Ministry of Supply (Boston), Sensoree (SF), & TheLaserGirls (NYC).
Some of the most talked about products from the evening included:
FLORAbrella by Geisha Teku
“This Bladerunner inspired LED umbrella uses 144 LED’s to display three color patterns, including a rainbow and raindrops. Through its color sensor, it can match the user’s clothing, making any outfit special on a rainy day. It gets it’s name from Adafruit’s FLORA microcontroller, and was the winner of the international Element 14/Adafruit “Get Closer” Challenge” – Leslie Birch
The Grenade Bag by Asher Levine
“The Grenade Bag is a new bag from designer, Asher Levine, that integrates innovative materials and bluetooth technology into a futuristic modern design. The bag is made in Neoprene Rubber and can be traceable with Phone Halo’s Trackr technology. Made in NYC.” – Asher Levine
3D Printed Nails by TheLaserGirls
“The nails are 3d printed in multiple materials and colors through Shapeways.com and all the designs shown are available for sale on our store. The inspiration for the nails comes from almost everywhere including fashion prints, science fiction, geometry, robots, flowers, witches and weapons.” – TheLaserGirls
NEUROTiQ by Sensoree
“NEUROTiQ is a knitted, 3D printed, EEG brain sensor that maps thoughts and exhibits brain states with color. Sponsored by Emotiv Epoc we have 14 sensors that read brain activity and exhibit 14 light points. The design shows brain activity and location and the color corresponds to brain states – Theta state or “Meditation” is orange, beta is green, Gamma is multi sensory brain state, so it is blue purple and red.” – Sensoree
A big thank you to our companies for their participation, and to our gracious event sponsors who made it possible to host this event: Crowd Reactive, Pixafy, Microsoft, Grasshopper, Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates.
In addition to our event sponsors, big thank you to La Voila Beauty who provided makeup artists for the modeling team. Also, big thanks to Asher Levine and TerrelleTerrelle who provided clothing for the fashion show.
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