2019 Wearable Tech and Maker Gift Guide

It’s the season of giving: which can also mean the season of stress over finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Our 2019 gift guide offers ideas for the tech-savvy makers and fashiontech fans on your wishlists. Wearable tech gifts for everyone! As a bonus, these gifts support independent creators within the MakeFashion community.

How Wearable Tech Helped a Little Hockey Fan See Her First Hockey Game

Every so often I’ll come across a wearable tech story while scrolling through my Facebook, that tugs at my heartstrings, a story that shows why so many people are invested in creating tech that can improve the quality of someone’s lives. Read more

Wearable Translator for Travellers

My head is always in the clouds, I love to travel. Meeting new people, exploring new lands, tasting new food, immersing myself in a new culture has always driven me to travel more. One of the largest problems that arise when I travel, besides the state of my bank account, is language barriers.

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New Year, New [Tech]

January. A time for new beginnings, new resolutions, and new gym memberships. A time where the gyms are packed with people hoping to lose their holiday weight gain and become a healthier version of themselves. Wearable tech has become an asset to people who are serious about the gym. Fitness trackers have grown from cheap and simple step trackers to devices that can monitor your heart and track your sleep. Here are a list of the best wearable gadgets for getting in shape.

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Athena, New Tech to Protect Women.

Yasmine Mustafa, a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur, has created a new device, Athena, a simple device with a big goal- protect women from physical assaults at the touch of a button.

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Wearable Tech Gifts for Christmas 2016

The countdown to Christmas has begun and if you’re anything like me, you have not even thought about what you’re getting your loved ones this year! This is probably one of the  the most stressful, busy, hectic times of the year, but don’t worry- here are 9 cool wearable tech gift ideas for your tech loving friends / family!

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Spectacles, Snapchats Cute New Tech Accessory

Last week Snap Inc. (formerly  known as Snapchat) released Spectacles, making this their first step into the wearable world. Spectacles is a pair of cute, cat eye, sunglasses that record real time, hands free, video for their app, Snapchat. They really only do one thing, record video, but supposedly they do that thing well. The sunglasses come in a variety of bright colours that would look funky on anyone!

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New Tech Hopes to Help Blind Navigate through World

In ancient Egyptian mythology there was god named Horus. His right eye was white and represented the sun and his left was black representing the moon. According to the myth, Horus lost his left eye during a fight with his uncle to avenge his father’s death. His uncle tore out his eye but lost the fight because the assembly of gods declared Horus the winner. His left eye was restored by another god. The Eye of Horus became a symbol of healing and safety, making it the perfect name for a new wearable device for the blind and visually impaired.

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UBC Creates Cool Tech to Help Preserve Languages

It’s not wearable tech, per say, but it’s pretty darn cool technology. I struggle with learning other languages and I know I’m not alone in that. From butchering my way through pronouncing french words, in my beginners French course, to butchering my own mother tongue of Amharic (sorry grandma). I have many friends who also struggle picking up a language either their own or one they want to learn just because.

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Wearables in Sports

Sports are an important part of our society and culture. From on the field to in your house, wearable technology is proving to be vital in the sports and fitness world. Here are a few cool technologies that are helping, or hope to help, world of sporting:

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