Ballantine’s x cutecircuit – tshirtOS: The World’s First Programmable T-Shirt | Video

By - August 3rd, 2012

What you wear each day says a lot about you, but sometimes that isn’t enough to make sure you get your point across. Thanks to a unique collaboration between a whiskey-maker and a London-based fashion company that specializes in wearable technology, you will now have another tool in your wardrobe arsenal to make a statement. Ultimately what Ballantine’s and CuteCircuit put together is the world’s first wearable, sharable, and programmable t-shirt, what the two companies are billing as the tshirtOS. Taking personalization to a whole new level, this regular 100% cotton tee prototype works by sharing the power of an iPhone app and a microprocessor built into the fabric to wirelessly control a 32″ x 32″ LED display, a tiny camera, microphone, speaker, and an accelerometer; effectively taking concept of “always connected” literally. No information on pricing or availability have been released yet, but the team did put together a video explaining the concept and demonstrating its capabilities. View it – as well as the team’s other project, the first animated tattoo – after the jump.

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This time last year, Ballantine’s launched the Human API – the first ever animated tattoo. See more here YouTube Preview Image