Unwearable Tech: 10 Crazy Wearables You'll Probably Never Wear

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Wearable technology is taking the world by storm as the next big tech trend. AR specs like Google Glass, Virtual Reality gaming headsets like the Oculus Rift, fitness trackers like the Jawbone UP24 and smartwatches like the Moto 360 and Apple Watch are at the forefront of a new ‘connected self’ revolution.

However, for every innovative and useful wearable, there are plenty more bordering on the ridiculous. We trawled the depths of the web and crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter to find the wearables unlikely to be gracing your tech wardrobe any time soon.
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Radiate Thermal Vision

Remember those Global Hypercolour T-shirts from the late 90s that changed colour along with the temperature?

Well Radiate Athletics has a new take on that with its NASA-infused Thermal Vision clothing line. You wear it to the gym and the changes in colour show which muscles you’re working out. Fellow gym-goers will be able to tell if you even lift, bro.
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Ping from Electric Foxy

This is a social media garment. Yes, you read that correctly. While it lives very much in the realms of fiction, the idea behind this dress is to enable easy communication with Facebook.

Lift up or put down the hood and it updates your status and sends a message. If anyone replies the dress will give you a tap on the shoulder through haptic vibrations. The idea is that the rhythm of the vibration can be customised so you can tell who is getting in touch. You will literally never own this concept design from 2010.
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QR Tie

Although scantly used in recent years, QR codes usually sit on beermats or posters and allow users to be guided to more information when using a smartphone app to scan them.

One company is making QR ties that allows business types to have all of their contact info, LinkedIn profiles, CV, personal website or family photos stored within the unique code. If you ever wanted to be completely despised by everyone in your office, this is the zany tie for you.
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Headflat iPhone Holder

You know what we’re missing, smartphone fans? A head-mounted iPhone holder that enables us to watch movies and read books play video games (with the Bluetooth controller accessory) without touching the screen.

The idea is that the Headflat, which is effectively a hat with a protruding metal tripod, always follows you regardless of where you’re looking. Apparently it effectively transforms your smartphone into 60-inch TV screen when right in front of your face. Why pay £1,500 for Google Glass when you can spend £30 on Headflat? Unfortunately you’ll never get the chance because the funding drive was unsuccessful.
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Microsoft Smart Bra

The folks who brought you PowerPoint, Windows, the Xbox and Hotmail have turned their attentions to developing a smart bra.

This intelligent over-the-shoulder boulder holder is packed with sensors that can detect the emotional state and stress levels of the wearer in order to warn via a smartphone app when emotional over-eating might occur. Because that’s not sexist at all, is it?
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Drum Pants

“The World's first industrial quality wearable musical instrument?” Go on then, you’ve piqued our interest. The Drum Pants are a wearable set of sensors designed to be worn under or other your clothes and allow you to play a full drum kit (and other instruments like synth) by tapping out the beat on various body parts.

You can play them with headphones, while rocking out on the bus, or with an external speaker, hopefully in the privacy of your own home. The creator says it’s the first drum kit you can take with you wherever you go. With the Drum Pants, no longer will those awesome drum solos on your steering wheel go to waste.

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Neuro Cam Brain Wave Sensor

The Neurocam is world’s first wearable camera system that automatically records everything you’re interested in. It combines your iPhone with a brain-wave-reading headband in order to capture pleasing moments without touching a button.

Images captured from the eyeline are rated on an interest scale of 1-100 and the phone will begin recording anything above 60. Sounds great, but make sure you don’t wear it around your best friend’s wife.
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Shreddies Flatulence Underwear

Let’s be real, we could all do with something like these at some point. The Shreddies Flatulence Underwear is designed to cover up your horrendous guff and spare your blushes whenever you let one slip.

According to the makers of these fine undergarments, Shreddies “features a ‘Zorflex’ activated carbon back panel that absorbs all flatulence odours. Due to its highly porous nature, the odour vapours become trapped and neutralised by the cloth, which is then reactivated by simply washing the garment.” Genius. Ridiculous genius.

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Sony SmartWig

While the makers of the Xbox are busy playing with tech-infused bras, the PlayStation masterminds are patenting ‘Smart Wigs.’ This Bluetooth-enabled toupee links up to a smartphone in order to send vibrating alerts to the bonce of the wearer, when messages or notifications come through.

On the plus side, Sony believes it could be used to help blind people cross roads thanks to the integration of a video camera, while a GPS sensor would help with positioning. It could also be used as a health aid, collecting data like body temperature, blood pressure and transmit them to an external device. Smart Wigs… you heard it here first.
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Sproutling Baby Monitor

This activity tracker for newborns straps around the ankle of your little one and is packed with sensors that detect things like noise, movement, heart rate and skin temperature.

The idea is to use the 1,000 data points collected every second to predict exactly when the baby will wake up. It’ll also send parents an alert when they do stir or have a high temperature, via the accompanying smartphone app. This one is actually pretty cool, but the fact it looks a bit like those tags they slap on prisoners makes it a contender for our list.

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