Google’s ATAP Lab Unveils its ‘Connected’ Levi’s Jacket

All it takes is a split second and you could end up flying over your bike’s handlebars. No one can question the dangers around answering a call or looking at a text while riding a bike – especially while commuting alongside traffic. The only solution is to get rid of the temptation altogether. After about a year’s worth of anticipation, Google has introduced their ‘connected’ denim Levi’s jacket. Powered by Jacquard technology, Google’s smart jacket is fully equipped with gesture-based sensors – allowing bike commuters the ability to answer incoming calls/text messages hands-free – reducing the risk of roadside distractions. Always a good thing.

Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language (ASL)

Made from the combination of nine stretchable sensor strips, steel thread, a low-power circuit board, and some copper tape, UC’s smart glove is capable of decoding ASL gestures. But if you ask any of the engineers who authored “The Language of Glove” study, their smart glove has wide spread application in Virtual/Augmented Reality (AR/VR), Telesurgery, Technical Training, and Defense. Timothy O’Connor, the first author of the study and nanoengineering Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego, talked about the potential impact:


When patents are pending for really cool products, there’s a mixed feeling of both excitement and trepidation. We’re hoping for only excitement around this innovative wearable. Introducing NakeFit – a pair of hypoallergenic adhesive pads that stick to the bottom of your feet – making them impervious to hot surfaces all while offering heightened grip across rough pavement.

Matrix PowerWatch

Whether it’s measuring calories burned, activity level, or sleep patterns, the Matrix PowerWatch uses thermoelectric technology to track key health metrics.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

With its rotating bezel feature encasing a beautifully-rounded 1.2-inch display, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is one of the best-looking smartwatches on the market today.

Pilot: Language Translator

Pilot, a smart earpiece language translator, uses the latest in speech recognition technology to clearly understand other languages. Can you imagine living in a world without a language barrier or never having to worry about being lost in translation while traveling?