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— Wearable Electronics

Retractable Glowbelt shines a light on road safety

By - July 18, 2014 4 Pictures
It can be scary and more than a little perilous to be on the roads at night if you're not in a car, with being visible the first step to avoiding an accident. Even if you wear light colors, many drivers may not see you until it's too late. Such concerns about road safety drove UK-based design house BMC Innovations to create the Glowbelt, a self-retracting one-size-fits-all belt covered in enough LEDs to make you both highly visible in the black of night and well-dressed for a rave. Read More
— Telecommunications

10 Gbps Li-Fi system shows wireless data transfer in a new light

By - July 15, 2014 2 Pictures
Light might be the preferred option for transmitting data over long distances via cables, but when it comes to short range wireless, radio waves rule in the form of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Now Mexican company Sisoft, working with researchers from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), has developed a wireless technology that transmits data in visible light emitted from LED lamps, while lighting the room at the same time. Read More

LaMetric lets you track what matters

LaMetric is a customizable "smart ticker" designed to help navigate the daily information avalanche by delivering the specific information you need on one simple interface – from weather forecasts to stock prices to social media updates. Read More
— Electronics

CoeLux skylight brings "sunlight" to windowless spaces

By - June 12, 2014 6 Pictures
For residents living in the north, where sunlight can be a rare commodity during the winter, a psychological condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real problem. Light therapy is one way to shake off the winter blues, and although artificial lighting solutions do exist, they are generally available as simple variations on traditional desk lamps. An Italian designer has developed CoeLux, a unique system that delivers artificial light through an intelligent false skylight. Read More
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