This post was originally posted on the Architechnologist as “Visijax Shines at CES” on January 5th as part of coverage of the 2015 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show). The wearable technology in the Visijax cycling jackets have recently been recognized by the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Store in New York City and will be featured in the upcoming “Tech City London” suite of products. These products showcase the latest wave of design and technology in London in honor of NYCxDESIGN, touching on wearable tech, the DIY maker movement, innovative ways to improve everyday life, and more.
If you happen to be in New York City on May 15, the MoMA Design Store is hosting a public event for “London Tech City and NYCxDESIGN” from 6-9pm. More information is available here.
One of the brightest spots at the “Unveiled” launch event at the 2015 International CES was Visijax and its range of intelligent cycle wear. The manufacturer and retailer of smart clothing aimed at the sports and fitness sectors demonstrated the Commuter Cycle Jacket with embedded washable electronics that brings intelligence to smart clothing.
At Visijax, we are passionate about cycling, cycle wear and electronics. Integrating them successfully is hard, but we’re leading the way in optimized visibility to make a real difference in people’s lives. We are delighted and proud that, of all the products being developed in the rapidly growing wearables sector, we’ve been singled out – by experts – for the work that our global team is doing in this exciting field of smart clothing. In our world, this award is a tech Oscar!
— Mark Bernstein, Visijax CEO
The Commuter Jacket features high intensity LEDs–a set of white on front and and a red strip on the back–and incorporates turn indicators activated by intuitive action: simply raise your arm and it self-cancels after your turn! It draws power from a USB rechargeable Lithium ion battery, which lasts up to 30 hours between charges. Amazingly, the jacket is machine washable–simply detach and remove the battery before washing the jacket.
Visijax is a consumer brand of Wearable Technologies Limited, a licensing and distribution business with over fifty granted patents in the field. The Architechnologist will be speaking with Visijax and Wearable Technologies to see some of their other projects, including industrial workwear with the same technology capability for organizations wishing to explore how a safer, smart, connected workforce can benefit their operations.
Last (but certainly not least), the entire line of smart clothing from Visijax is available on Amazon…