April 14, 2006 The Triple Watch Cell Phone is a wrist watch that can be transformed into a cell phone. You can slide the unit out of the wristwatch band, and extend it to use it as a normal cell phone. As a wrist watch, it would have a speakerphone button that allows the user to answer the phone and hang up while driving or the user can combine the Triple Watch with a Bluetooth headset. The Triple Watch Cell Phone was conceived by University of Bridgeport student Manon Maneenawa and won the US$10,000 Fashion in Motion Scholarship at CTIA WIRELESS 2006 last week in Las Vegas.
The Award honored Mr. Maneenawa for design creativity and innovation in the wireless world. More than 35 products were featured in the Fashion In Motion competition which is taking place this week during CTIA WIRELESS at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"Participants were encouraged to submit their designs of either existing or prototype products, to be judged by leaders in both the technology and fashion industries," said Rob Mesirow, vice president and show director of CTIA WIRELESS. "The students really put a lot of effort into their designs and we, along with our talented judges, were very impressed with the results. This clearly demonstrates the level of creativity we can look forward to from our future wireless designers."
This was CTIA's first scholarship program for technology and fashion students at the collegiate level. Students were asked to combine wireless technology and fashion to produce products with a vision of the future in wearable wireless communication technology. Entries were judged on innovation and creativity; viability; applicability to culture and lifestyle; and fashion and style.
Judges included: Dr. Alexandra Fede, Technological Stylist; Dr. Jenny Tillotson, Scentsory Design at The Innovation Center at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design; Cate T. Corcoran, Technology Editor, Women's Wear Daily; Kevin Sintumuang, Associate Editor, GQ Magazine; Kim Hastreiter, Editor, Paper Magazine; John McDonald, Editor, City Magazine; and Dr. David Levy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Digit Wireless.
Fashion in Motion is a couture-style daily runway show, where models display wireless devices and accessories on the market today, as well as futuristic fashions of tomorrow. Products highlighted include designs from Inclosia Solutions, the Kodak EasyShare camera, Samsung mobile phones, keypad technology from Digit Wireless, glittery accessories from Cellstrands, Bluetooth accessories from CuteCircuit, the ActiHealth monitoring solution from FitSense Technology, Inc., a Nomad Display System from Microvision and a fragrant pendant called "Butterfly Perfume" from Sensory Design & Technology Ltd at the University of the Arts London.