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Wearable tech in practice

Coda Collective was invited to Seminar on Wearable Technology on Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai. The tools and open source hardware makes the gap between the fashion industry and electronics smaller than ever. With circuit boards tailored towards textiles and wearable technology the possibilities are endless. Ellen Sundh presented her early project on wearable tech, a belt measuring your posture. Flexing the technologies of today she made 2 jackets that can “talk” over the internet. With 3D printed parts and a motor the jackets moved as one person clicked a button on the other jacket. Raspberry Pi (a one-card-computer) was used to drive the motors and connect to local wifis.

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Panel discussions with Xiaojing Huang – Yang Design, Ellen Sundh – Coda Collective, Niklas Bergh – Zound Industries, Qu Xiaoping – Tobii Technology and fashion designer Simon Wang.

Flapping jackets from Ellen Sundh on Vimeo.

From electronic parts to finished installation

With the electronics available today we can put it all into a working installation and a new interactive experience in the physical world. Out on the streets, in shops or in a remote place we can effect something in real time. RFID is used widely in the industrial process and logistics but can serve as magic in installations and measuring the behaviour of people around them.
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3D printers make it possible to prototype and produce an installation in little but no time to be scaled up and cloned.
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