Can't stop updating Facebook? Here comes Ping, a wired garment that allows you to stay connected to Facebook wirelessly. This concept hoodie allows you to update your status or poke your friend by using zip, buttons, lifting the hood or moving your arms.
Designed by Jennifer Darmour, the wired garment has sensors for interpreting and delivering data. For example, lifting the hood will send one ping to Facebook and lowering it another. The pings can then be interpreted by a Facebook application customized by you and the message is delivered to the designated group of friends or person. If someone posts on your wall or comments on a post, the garment gently taps on your shoulder. These taps can also be customized based on friend and message, allowing it to become a kind of coded message.
The e-garment is just a concept prototype right now that uses a variety of sensors including flexible sensing and conductive threads that can be used and washed like regular fabric. You can see more images and details of the project on Ping e-textile website.
Via: All Facebook