DIY Wearable

Opting for a less expensive alternative, consumers create their own wearable devices

Implications - As maker culture becomes a more prevalent topic, the option to DIY a product is becoming more popular, particularly in the wearable tech industry. Kits and materials for creating wearable technology are offering consumers a less expensive solution while also satiating a need for the latest innovations.
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Warm Top 5 Examples: 20,616 Total Clicks Jan 14 - Dec 14
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DIY Sneaker Device Chargers - Instructables User ASCAS' Device Charger Resides in a Shoe
SCORE: 6.8
V. Hot 9,275 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 14
DIY Sneaker Device Chargers
Instructables User ASCAS' Device Charger Resides in a Shoe
The Electricity Generating Footwear by Instructables user ASCAS is a DIY device charger project for crafty individuals who can’t keep up with the battery demands of in their devices while on... [More]
DIY Wearable Tech Kits - The WaRPboard Platform by Freescale is Being Demoed at CES 2014
SCORE: 5.3
Hot 7,393 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 14
DIY Wearable Tech Kits
The WaRPboard Platform by Freescale is Being Demoed at CES 2014
Wearable technology might be gaining a huge following these days, but that doesn’t mean that it is very accessible; that is, unless the WaRPboard Platform has anything to do with it. Currently... [More]
DIY Hearing Aids - The 'iHear' Hearing Aid Can Be Programmed and Calibrated By the User
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 2,423 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 14
DIY Hearing Aids
The 'iHear' Hearing Aid Can Be Programmed and Calibrated By the User
iHear is an invisible hearing aid that allows users to test their hearing levels at home, and calibrate their hearing aid accordingly. The iHear system consists of a test kit, miniature hearing... [More]
DIY Health Trackers - The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers
SCORE: 4
Untested 792 Clicks Pub: May 30, 14
DIY Health Trackers
The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers
Wearable technology is still new enough to fall short of many people’s expectations, but the Samsung Simband prototype hopes to change that. The Korean electronics company has introduced a... [More]
Wearable Camera Kits - The Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam Comes with Wearable Accessories
SCORE: 1.8
Untested 733 Clicks Pub: Aug 5, 14
Wearable Camera Kits
The Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam Comes with Wearable Accessories
In order to compete with the extreme mobility that cellphone cameras allow, the Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam comes with equipment to make its camera wearable. In addition to a standard Universal... [More]