Keeping the autos section aside, San Francisco based designer Jorge Furuya has tried to bring together three diverse technologies i.e. electro-textiles, mp3 player, and flexible screen, through his innovative concept. Throwing that extra load of music-devices off your pockets, the most intricate concept “Beat” – a sports jacket – delivers a notion of speed to the wearer. To get your musical jacket to some work, you simply need to press the keys on the touch-sensitive pad on the arm with a small display on it and a completely integrated mp3 player/FM tuner with earphones automatically or manually plays a selected music. Other than showing your playlist, you can view clock, alarm, chronometer and rhythm set on the small display. Hence, high at usability measures, the Beat keeps the wearer fresh all the way.
Usability: For listening to the music on the go.
Designer: Jorge Furuya is a San Francisco, CA Industrial Designer with MA in Interaction Design.