Smart Wearable Keypod Wins Telekom Fashion Fusion 2018 Competition

Posted: Jul 4 2018, 1:22pm CDT | by , Updated: Jul 5 2018, 2:23am CDT, in Technology News


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Smart Wearable Keypod Wins Telekom Fashion Fusion 2018 Competition

Deutsche Telekom supports smart fashion startups with a competition.

The third annual Telekom Fashion Fusion competition concluded at Berlin Fashion Week today on Monday. The Keypod team from Haifa was delighted to win the 15,000 Euro first prize.

Sharon Greenberg, Roman Alperovich, and Einat Israeli make apparel and accessories interactive. Their mission: helping the "mobile first" generation to concentrate on the here and now when they're on the go. The unit integrated into the clothing is revolutionary: small, light, washable, and with a multi-year battery life.

Second prize was awarded to Zsófi Lévai, Sarolta Setet, and Zoltán Istenes from Budapest for their Interknitting project. Their idea: make interpersonal communication visible through interfaces integrated in the clothing. One interface responds to noises, while another response to movement and touch - the project even visualizes encounters between two people. The status of the interactions is displayed by LEDs integrated in the knitted clothing.

Third prize was won by Nele Köstler and Jonas Diezun from Munich, for their Radice project. The business idea of Radice is based on the desire to help people have restful sleep. While many apps help users to structure and shape their everyday lives (and work) better and more efficiently, the Radice team has designed an innovative sleeping mask to help their customers get a fresh, active start to the day.

All three winning teams will also be presenting their projects as part of the #FASHIONTECH event by Premium Exhibitions in Berlin."I’m delighted to see how successful the program has grown to be over the last two years on the fashion & tech scene,” says Antje Hundhausen, Vice President Brand Experience at Deutsche Telekom.

The wearable technology and smart textile industry will come together next week at the Wearable Technologies conference 2018 in San Francisco, co-located with Semicon West 2018 in the Moscone Center. Because it is 4th of July, the organizers have a very special ticket discount available today. Save 50% with code Happy4July at Wearable Technologies conference tickets.

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