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The e-mail counting T-shirt

March 31, 2010

Throughout the  research phase of our specialisation we familiarized ourselves  with recent development in wearable technology. My main question about this topic was how wearable technology could live up to our aesthetical and functional needs? Well the above video is a great example how it could- to my needs atleast. Chris Ball and his wive have designed a t-shirt which can count your unread email in your inbox and signal this number to the t-shirt.  

It works like this, ‘an Android phone continuously checks the user’s inbox for new messages, then relays the current count over Bluetooth to a Lilypad Arduino on the shirt, which then lights up the correct LEDs. ‘

Now the question is, would you want to share the number of your incoming emails? I know i would!

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