Vibrating Underwear App Could Satisfy Long Distance Couples
Wearable technology is no longer limited to calculator watches. It can now be infused into the very strands of our body.
“We have passed the era of purely functional electronics,” says Belinda Parmar, who runs Lady Geek, an agency that aims to make technology more attractive to women.
“We expect electronics to be beautiful – the devices we carry with us should be as attractive and desirable as our branded clothing. “
One company having fun with the idea is Durex, who developed Fundawear – underwear that helps long-distance enthusiasts get intimate with app-activated vibrating panties and boxers controlled by the phone’s phone. ‘other.
Fundawear is still just a prototype, but its Australian makers claim it allows couples to faithfully recreate intimate foreplay, wirelessly transferred to sensors inside clothes.
Sex therapist Dr Nikki Goldstein says such gadgets can bring more focus and pleasure to the physical side of a relationship. “Such tools can increase privacy. Touching your partner in a seductive way is greatly underestimated – it increases testosterone levels. ‘
Elsewhere, fashion designers are starting to work with tech companies to combine savvy style with practical benefits.
CuteCircuit’s internet connected clothing displays everything you browse on your phone on the front; The Sensatex smart shirt monitors your heart rate and other vital signs; Google Glass is an example of a head mounted computer – you can even get digital tattoos, flexible electronic circuitry that sticks directly to the skin and tracks temperature and hydration levels.
“Traditionally, the shape of our gadgets has been square and circular – even the iconic iPhone is based on a rectangular circuit board,” says Parmar. “New manufacturing techniques allow computers, sensors and displays to be integrated into any shape you want.
“The wearable technology industry produces clothes that are fluid and desirable, but above all useful. “