Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Wearable Technology on show

30 October 2013

Wearable Technology on show

Illuminated gloves for the hearing impaired and an on-stage visual extravaganza are among projects from Victoria University’s Wearable Technology course to be presented at a show on Friday 1 November.

Course Coordinator Anne Niemetz says students have explored the many categories of wearable technology, and other related fields, including wearable computing, electronic textiles, intelligent jewellery and wearable art.

Among this year’s projects is a wearable technology piece that assists the hearing impaired to communicate in low light situations.

Created by Bachelor of Design Innovation student Hannah Faesenkloet, TacitLanguage illuminates the user’s hands and face when communicating via sign language.

It could also assist cyclists using hand signals at night or police officers guiding traffic when a stop light is broken.

A garment by Bachelor of Design Innovation student Imogen Zino will also be on show. Activated by a microphone hidden in the hood, Exposure is designed to illuminate and draw attention to a performer.

Imogen explains that when a certain level of sound is detected at close proximity, the LEDs flicker on and off to create a dramatic entrance for the performer.

“As long as the sound is continuous the lights will stay on. If the sound ceases, the lights will fade out, along with the audience’s view of the performer.”

Wearable Technology Show

When: Friday 1 November, 5pm

Where: Wigan 401, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Balance Of Trade: NZ Posts Trade Deficit In October On Falling Dairy Exports

New Zealand’s posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years, while narrowing the shortfall from September, led by a fall in dairy exports to China while all main imports into the country rose. More>>

ALSO:

Gigatown Winner: Plenty Of Positives For Dunedin

Although the city has taken the Gigatown title, along with new ultrafast 1Gbps broadband and funding for $700,000 worth of UFB-related initiatives across the community, Mr Cull says Dunedin has gained so much more through its involvement. More>>

ALSO:

R18: The Warehouse Group Praised For Removing Games

The decision by New Zealand’s largest retailer The Warehouse Group (TW Group), to withdraw stocks of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and other R18 games, has been praised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Air NZ Wine Awards: Victory For Villa Maria As Pinot Noir Thrills

It was a night to remember as Villa Maria Estate picked up one of the highest accolades of the evening, the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show Trophy, at the 28th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough ... More>>

ALSO:

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news