1. A Dutch fashion designer is looking to take the term “wearable technology” to another level after creating a onesie that turns the wearer into a walking Wi-Fi hotspot.
2. The BB.Suit (pictured) is a collaboration between ByBorre and the Eindhoven University of Technology and is an attempt to create a piece of wearable technology that is both useful and appealing to wear.
3. Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk, founder of By Borre, has been experimenting in the fashion and technology space for a number of years, with many of his designs fashioned using a 3D-knitting machine.
4. Akkersdijk has created two prototypes so far, each fitted with Wi-Fi, GPS and bluetooth technology.
The suit was first showcased at the South By Southwest technology conference in Houston earlier this year.
Attendees at the conference in March were invited to track down the onesie using its GPS signal and then upload tracks to curate a playlist.
5. However, technology limitations mean it won’t be on sale for some time yet.
Akkersdijk told Sky News: “The copper goes in during the manufacturing process, and big spots are left open within the design so we can put chips and stuff in.
“Wearable technology is really in the beginning stage, and at the moment there are no chips that can be washed.”