Temposer is inspired by the sweat patterns on the human body, with breathable pointelles in more sweat-heavy areas of the body. The main purpose of this project is to explore how we can use fashion and technology to bring people together, through the thing most everyone can enjoy: music.
What it Does
Temposer is customizable athleisure-wear that tracks the motion of the wearer and influences the type of music that is playing through an array of different sensors. Studying? Temposer will play chill tunes. Going for a run? Get hype music. Link multiple garments together to share the experience with your friends ind influence each-others tempo.
Made out of breathable Merino Wool, the garment acts as a temperature regulator to keep you warm and cool in varying climates. Infused with silver, the knit has antimicrobial properties to keep you fresh for all activities. Temposer also has unique safety features that can send an alert to your friends if you experience an emergency, with enhanced privacy using a P2P mesh network.
How we built it
The garment was stitched on a knitting machine, with an Adafruit Circuit Playground embedded in the chest, underneath an embroidered logo-patch. The integrated technology offers a whole suite of sensors which give Temposer its unique abilities. 1. Moisture Sensor: Detects the sweat on your body. more sweat = more intensity. 2. Accelerometer: Detect the speed and energy of your motion to influence the type of music that is playing. Detect sudden jolts of motion that could signal an emergency response. 3. Microphone to keep discrete audio logs without needing to take out your phone.
Challenges we ran into
One of the main challenges we faced was the amount of time for the development of the knit patterns and the Pointelles across the garment, combined with the embedded technology that needed its own development process.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we were able to conceptualize and develop an entire garment with a semi-functional prototype given the limited time frame. We were able to experiment with several new pieces of technology and fashion design techniques in a fun and collaborative setting. We also are glad we got to make so many new friends along the way!
What we learned
We learned how to collaborate under a deadline and how to think outside the box to rapidly prototype a garment/device under given requirements in a very short time-frame.
What's next for Temposer
Temposer has potential to be developed further, as there are lots of features we weren't able to integrate into the prototype under the time restraints. Some of these include additional safety and social justice features, silver laced thread for anti-microbial properties, and a more accurate suite of sensors including moisture sensors, gyroscopes, temperature sensors, GPS, and more.