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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

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