Lean Belt – wearable measuring unit

leanbelt wearable measuring unit

“What cannot be measured cannot be improved.” LEANBELT – customized Design for Sylvia Lawry Centre – The Human Motion Institute The leanbelt is a novel system to capture and analyse human motion. Designed for clinical researches for multiple sclerosis and people & children with movement disorders. Main features: • miniaturised wearable measuring unit • touchless […]

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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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Wireless iPhone puppet with interactive Swarovski

Again time for and R&D project from the past. The start of the very first Apple iPhone in 2007 was a great hype. Everybody was overwhelmed by this new emotional interface and consumer product. For the first time the cell phone was less thought a mobile communications handset and more a pocket computer. This revolution […]

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More than a shirt

In 2006 the Apple iPod Nano 2nd generation was released. For the first time music players became super light weighted and slim. A totally new feeling of freedom and independence, especially for runners and athletes. In those days we developed the iShirt, the very first athletic shirt especially made for Apples Nano series. The iShirt […]

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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


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


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


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


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 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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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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