Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Now Offers A Gmail For Android Users
Jay-Z Challenges Launches Updated Tidal Music Service
Apple Offers Trade-in Program For Android, Blackberry And Windows Phones
Kingston Releases New USB 3,0 Media Reader
Amazon Starts Offering Home Services
Alibaba Signs Deal With BMG
GIGABYTE Releases ARM Server Solutions
ASUS Transformer Book Chi Available for Preorders
Active Discussions
how to copy and move data files to dvd-rw
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Microsoft Breaks Through with Wearable Technology Concept


Microsoft designers have created "The Printing Dress," a wearable technology creation that's turning heads in design circles.

"The Printing Dress," a project created by Microsoft Research's Asta Roseway and Xbox?s Sheridan Martin Small, is one of the first pieces of fashion technology to emerge from the company. The women and their dress won Best Concept and Best in Show at the 15th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) in San Francisco this June.

The dress is high-fashion, high-concept, and totally high-tech. It's made almost entirely of black and white rice paper. Sewn into the bodice are laser-cut buttons, reminiscent of old-fashioned typewriter keys. Though the style of the dress is old-meets-new, the rest of it is anything but old-fashioned - it comes equipped with a laptop, a projector, and four circuit boards. Everything is functional, from buttons to hem.

Though it's a prototype not meant to be worn, the dress's wearer could theoretically type messages on the bodice keyboard, and those messages would be projected onto the skirt for the world to see.

"The biggest win out of this dress wasn't winning at the symposium, it's the fact that it's a conversation piece now," Roseway says.

Roseway's colleagues in Microsoft Research are excitedly exploring soft displays and fabric technology. The Microsoft Research hardware team is even talking about buying a loom.

"It was hugely collaborative, which is what made it a win for everyone," Roseway says. "My hope is that it will create segues into other projects. But just the fact that so many people are now talking about wearable technology is a victory."


Previous
Next
One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc Products        All News        UK Drops Website Blocking, Allows CD Ripping
Google Accuses Oracle, Microsoft And Apple For Attacking Android     General Computing News      UK Drops Website Blocking, Allows CD Ripping

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Data Requests To Microsoft Decreased
Samsung to Bring Microsoft Services on More Devices
Microsoft Collaborates With Ford On Conected Cars
Microsoft Releases New Business Products
Microsoft To Offer Cortana To Android, iOS
Microsoft Proposes New Power Backup Specification
MWC: Microsoft Unveils The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Band Gets New Features
Internet Explorer To Support HTTP Strict Transport Security Protocol
Microsoft Buys Sunrise In A Smartphone Push
Microsoft, Samsung Settle Patent Dispute
Bill Gates Sees Future In Robots

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .