So, why has Billie Whitehouse been called the Elon Musk of Wearables? The Wearable Experiments founder is on a mission is to bring together fashion and technology with a functional design aesthetic, and use creative problem solving to help us live well and have a better quality of life. She’s also on a mission to develop wearable technology that’s waterproof, durable and above all, design focused.
We’re with that.
Example: The ‘Alert Shirt,’ is fan jersey that uses wearable technology to enable fans to feel what the players feel live as it happens during the game. Or ‘New York Navigate,’ a GPS jacket that nudges the wearer to direct them left or right, so wearers can walk the city sans map or app.
Whitehouse is the company’s designer. Cofounder Ben Moir handles the tech side.
Did we mention Fundawear? It’s the world’s first wearable technology that keeps couples, um, close, by allowing personal touch to be transferred from a smartphone app to a partner anywhere in the world.
Which kind of gives new meaning to the term, ‘dialed in.’
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