Smart textile wearables have to look good, too

September 8, 2014

Industry experts in the field of smart textiles and wearable technology recognize that functionality may drive the development of a product, but style, fit, comfort and appearance must be taken seriously, too. Style is important in all clothing, says Dr. Lucy Dunne, University of Minnesota. “However, “style” is difficult to define and contextually specify,” she …

Moisture-control DRYV gets patent

September 5, 2014

Atlanta-based POINT 3 Basketball, a basketball-specific apparel brand, has been granted a U.S. patent on its invention of DRYV moisture-control technology. DRYV provides an absorbent layer in moisture-wicking garments, allowing wearers to keep their hands, face and extremities dry while they play. Additional patents are pending. DRYV is currently featured in shorts, tops and accessories …

Wearable electronics market growth report

September 4, 2014

The global wearable electronics market is expected to reach $8 billion in 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7 percent from 2013 to 2018, with shipments expected to surpass 130 million units globally, according to a report issued by RnR Market Research. Wrist wear accounted for the largest market in 2012, …