You can now send a text message with a hoodie


Wearables are all the rage these days. It seems that every company is working on something to slap on your wrist or head. Smartwatches and Google Glass don’t even scratch the surface of what a “wearable” can do. Clothing is another industry that is being infused with technology. The latest creation allows you to text your mom with a your comfy hoodie.

New York University grad students have integrated a cellular-equiped Arduino board and switches into a hooded sweatshirt. Why? So you can send text messages through discreet movements of your body. For example, you can cover your head to text your mom, or roll up your sleeve to post on Facebook. This could come in handy in dangerous situation where you need to request help, but don’t want to draw attention.

Would you be interested in clothing that allows you to send messages through body movement? Do you want technology in your clothing at all? Check out the video below to see the smart hoodie in action.

[via Engadget]

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TAGS: Arduino , smart hoodie

  • Satwik Kamatmehbro

    sleeve* (not sleep) :)

  • dandybuck

    this isn’t stupid at all *

  • Carl Rood

    Laundry day just got really expensive.

  • IVHorseMen

    This is interesting..

  • Michael Parks

    People are going to be out there doing baseball style calls.

  • Isaac

    What if you just want to roll up your sleeve?

  • socalrailroader

    The Unibomber would have loved this.