Microsoft‘s SWARM prototype smart scarf, developed with University of Maryland‘s Michele Williams, heats, which could help those with physical or mental disabilities stay warm. It also vibrates. The plan is to incorporates biometric sensors that can cause vibrations when an issue is detected with heart, breathing rate, or skin temperature data.
The flexible laser-cut scarf has interchangeable heat and vibration producing modules, linked with metal snaps. It is made of industrial felt and conductive copper taffeta.
Why this project is in a very early stage, ApplySci believes that it is indicative of the forthcoming wave of multi-purpose wearables.
Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC 2015 – June 30 @ New York Academy of Sciences