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The Levi´s ® The Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google

The Levi´s ® The Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket

Almost two years ago Google and Levi’s announced their plans to work on joint wearable projects. The first piece of project of this co-operation is now becoming real. Based on Googles Jacquard technology the two global players developed a trucker jacket designed specifically for urban bike commuters. The Googles Jacquard technology uses conductive yarns to […]

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Smart interface gadget holster

smart interface Waist bag fanny pack for smartphones & wallet URBAN TOOL ® hipholster

Time for a little throwback to a wearable product we developed and launched as pioneer in this innovative segment wearable electronics. This time we introduce the ihipHolster we launched in 2010. The Apple licensed accessory is a gadget holster for all day-to-day items with an embedded & washable smart interface to operate all current Apple iPods […]

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Wearable in-shop sports shoe measuring unit

WEARABLE IN-SHOP SPORTS SHOE MEASURING UNIT

This wearable measuring device was developed for the German company Xybermind in 2003. The system included a jacket, a foot band and a foot sensor. Reebok was distribution partner for the wearable measuring unit. For the first time customers had the possibility to run naturally and not limited to a treadmill while measuring their running […]

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Glove for seamless computer interaction

Glove for Seamless Computer Interaction

The TZI SCIPIO Winspect Glove is a general-purpose wearable input device. In 2006 we developed the design and working prototype with our development lab “Loesungsmittel” for the University of Bremen. The fingerless glove with minimal covering on the inside of the arm and wrist ensures ergonomic fit with adjustable closings and elastic components. The zip […]

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World`s 1st washable & wearable music player

WORLD`S 1ST WASHABLE & WEARABLE MUSIC PLAYER

This week´s wearable technology editions features the world´s 1st washable MP3 Player. URBAN TOOL developed this unique IT device in the year 2000 (!) Yes right: washable and yes: in the year 2000! (Apples first iPod was released October 2001!) Being bloody crazy start-ups that hardly had left university we have been driven by futuristic and new […]

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World´s 1st wearable technology athleisure shirt

GROOVERIDER – WORLD´S 1ST WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY ATHLEISURE SHIRT

Time to introduce another wearable technology highlight of URBAN TOOL´S long list of wearable project: the grooveRider. The grooveRider shirt was released in 2007 and offered a smart textile interface to operate your iPod at the textile surface of your clothes. This pioneering URBAN TOOL project was one of world´s first real wearable technology projects […]

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Wearable mobile assistance system

WEARABLE MOBILE ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

The AIRBUS jacket is a research project URBAN TOOL developed 2006 for the TZI, Center for Computing and Communication Technologie and the MRC, Mobile Research Centre of the University of Bremen, Germany in course of the European research project “wearIT@work”. The jacket is a mobile portable assistance system for industrial maintenance work at AIRBUS 380. We developed […]

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Wearable technologies

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES

Wearable Technologies Conference & Exhibition 2016 EUROPE January 26-27, 2016 SPORTS, HEALTHCARE, SAFETY, LIFESTYLE, SMART CLOTHING URBAN TOOL exhibited at the show in Munich as one of the few global wearable technology pioneers. See a brief summary of the show highlights. Textile-Integrated Electronic Systems – by FRAUNHOFER IZM By integrating electronic components, textiles can be enhanced […]

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Back to our roots – ISPO brand new award

BACK TO OUR ROOTS – ISPO BRAND NEW AWARD

Since our start URBAN TOOL has a special relationship with the ISPO fair and ISPO brand new award in Munich Germany. The innovative and inspiring start-up competition “Brand New Award” at the world’s biggest sports fair was the starting point for URBAN TOOL in 2004 when we won the award in the category Sports Accessories. Since […]

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Wearable urban performer unit

WEARABLE URBAN PERFORMER UNIT

Before the year 2015 ends it is time to look back again to one of our wearable technology projects. This time we present you the glamorous and edgy URBAN PERFORMER UNIT a stylish made for iPod & iPhone licenced purse with embedded technology. The urban performer unit was launched to market in 2009 and showed IT […]

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Chilled wireless talking

CHILLED WIRELESS TALKING

Touching future communication! Another look back at our smart R&D projects. Always in love with emotional electronics we presented the market-ready version of the innovative „perCushion“ with the latest Bluetooth stereo quality at the CeBIT 2009. The stylish high-tech pillow for making relaxed phone calls and listening to music comes with speakers, a Bluetooth-interface and control […]

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