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32 Examples of Hi-Tech Apparel

From Battery-Powered Blazers to Stylish Smart Coats

— March 20, 2016 — Tech
As wearable technology continues to increase in popularity, more and more hi-tech apparel is being produced. Whether it be high-fashion fused with modern technology or activewear monitoring the wearers performance, these pieces contribute to both science and style.

While Rana Nakhal Solset created a line of smart coats outfitted with infrared heating technology, Japanese designer Junya Watanabe created a solar-powered jacket that can charge the user's smartphone. American designers Adam Selman and Ralph Lauren have also created hi-tech apparel. With Selman's payment-making garments and Lauren's health-tracking Sensory Smartshirt, high-fashionn and hi-tech are almost interchangeable.

These examples of hi-tech apparel also include statement-making clothing such as Intel's interactive Intelligent Dress as well as the company's stress-detecting garments created in collaboration with Becca McCharen.
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Health-Tracking Designer Shirts
Health-Tracking Designer Shirts
This Ralph Lauren Shirt Tracks Workout Progress and Health
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LED Celebrity Dresses
LED Celebrity Dresses
Lupita Nyong'o's LED Light Dress Was Coded by Young Girls Around the World
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Signalling Bicycle Jackets
Signalling Bicycle Jackets
The 'Lumenus' Smart Bicycle Jacket Features Embedded LED Lights
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Interactive Autumn Fashion
Interactive Autumn Fashion
Birce Ozkan’s Fall Dress Sheds 'Leaves' Like a Real Tree
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Inflatable Travel Attire
Inflatable Travel Attire
The Live Comfy Travel Jacket Hood Has Inflatable Head-Contouring Pockets
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Smartphone-Charging Parkas
Smartphone-Charging Parkas
This Heated Jacket Has the Ability to Charge Digital Devices
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Child-Sized Biometric Shirts
Child-Sized Biometric Shirts
Hexoskin Presents Its Line of Biometric Shirts for Youth at CES 2015
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Digitally-Infused Music Tees
Digitally-Infused Music Tees
The Musical Ts Blend Album Art, Fashion and Digital Music Technology
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Payment-Making Apparel
Payment-Making Apparel
Adam Selman is Using Clothes and Accessories to Allow For Wearable Payment
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Performance-Monitoring Apparel (UPDATE)
Performance-Monitoring Apparel (UPDATE)
Sensoria's Smart Running System is Unveiling at CES 2016
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Smartphone-Charging Belts
Smartphone-Charging Belts
The 'ION Belt Doubles as a Portable Phone Charger
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Battery-Powered Blazers
Battery-Powered Blazers
This Smart Blazer is Stylish and High-Tech with a Front Pocket Charger
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Heart-Monitoring Apparel
Heart-Monitoring Apparel
The Sensoria Fitness Shirt Places Trackers on the Skin to Scan the Body
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Wearable Airbag Jackets
Wearable Airbag Jackets
These Airbag Jackets Don't Rely on Motorcycle Signals for Release
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Performance-Monitoring Apparel
Performance-Monitoring Apparel
Sensoria's Running System Boasts Smart Socks, Sports Bras and Tees
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Stylish Smart Coats
Stylish Smart Coats
The Emel + Aris Smart Coats Feature an Infrared Heating System
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Smart Sensor Socks
Smart Sensor Socks
Sensoria's Textile Sensor Technology Monitors Performance and Accuracy
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Adrenaline-Sensing Dresses
Adrenaline-Sensing Dresses
This Dress Grows When Intel Curie Technology Senses Quickened Breathing
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Futuristic Biometric Bras
Futuristic Biometric Bras
The Biometric Bra from OmSignal Will Debut at CES 2016 in Vegas
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Smartphone-Charging Denim
Smartphone-Charging Denim
These Smart Jeans Allows Users to Charge a Phone on the Go
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Solar-Powered Parkas
Solar-Powered Parkas
This Fashionable Solar Parka Boasts Hip Pockets That Double as Phone Chargers
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Solar-Powered Charger Coats
Solar-Powered Charger Coats
This Junya Watanabe Coat Uses Solar Power to Charge iPhones
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Solar-Powered Outerwear
Solar-Powered Outerwear
This Solar-Powered Fabric Keep Consumers Warm Without the Extra Layers
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Smartphone-Embedded Leggings
Smartphone-Embedded Leggings
These Exercise Pants Feature a Smart Pocket to Hold a Cellphone
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Sleek Smart Bras
Sleek Smart Bras
The Sensilk Fight Tech Bra Closely Considers Fit
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Stress-Detecting Dresses
Stress-Detecting Dresses
This Smart Clothing Piece from Intel Reacts to the Body's Adrenals
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WiFi-Enabled Neckties
WiFi-Enabled Neckties
These Smart Ties Make It Easier to Connect to the Internet Anywhere
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Smart Posture-Correcting Shirts
Smart Posture-Correcting Shirts
The TruPosture System Senses Bad Posture and Provides Analytics
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Ethereal Smart Gowns
Ethereal Smart Gowns
Intel's Intelligent Dress Displays Breathtaking Fluttering Butterflies
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Arousal-Detecting Dresses
Arousal-Detecting Dresses
This Piece of High-Tech Fashion at SXSW Turns Transparent
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Anti-Sunburn Swimwear
Anti-Sunburn Swimwear
Marie Spinali's Line of Smart Swimsuits Helps Protect Against Sun Damage
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Tech-Assisted Responsive Apparel
Tech-Assisted Responsive Apparel
Ruff Uses 3D Printed Smart Fabric to Interact with the Body
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