THE BACKPACK THAT RESPONDS TO TOUCH GESTURES
YVES SAINT LAURENT DEVELOPS A SMART BACKPACK WITH SMART TOUCH SENSORS TO ALLOW THE WEARER TO ACCESS A CONNECTED SMARTPHONE
When we talk about wearables, we are not only talking about smart objects, we are also talking about fashion. And this has been demonstrated by Saint Laurent, who together with Google, have created the first smart backpack.
SMART HAUTE COUTURE
It is not the first time that a fashion brand includes in its luxury collections and haute couture smart products. Louis Vuitton launched a smartwatch and Michael Kors presented a bracelet that allows you to listen to music and takes selfies remotely. Other textile companies such as H&M have designed smart jackets, demonstrating that fashion is fully abreast of the latest technological trends.
The Saint Laurent and Google backpack follows the line of all these smart fashion products, in fact, among its predecessors is the Levi’s jacket that remotely controls the smartphone.
The backpack has a minimalist design with a single color, black, except for the logo of the French brand in silver, but at first glance it might look like a normal backpack. It is made of 100% nylon with a canvas lining.
The backpack provides about twenty functions that the user can control thanks to its ability to detect the wearer’s gestures. Among its functions are: check the weather, the news or Google Maps. It also allows to know the personal agenda, changes the volume of the music and even makes calls through the voice assistant.
TECHNOLOGY AND USE
Jacquard is a platform designed by the multinational Google who uses this device to connect to smart clothing. Its use is very simple, inserting the device in the left handle and connect it to the built-in USB cable. It synchronizes with the smartphone, and you can assign actions and gestures to functions. It interacts with four gestures: brush, brush down, double tap and cover.
The price would be at the height of the haute couture company, coming to a cost up to 1,200 euros. Its purchase is available through the Google Jacquard online store.