Smart cycling - wearable design
The user goup for our smart cycling project is a Recrational Cyclist:
Our client is a recreational cyclist (rides for fun, fitness and adventure) (regular day-to-day cycling). The client is interested in fashion and in their looks.
They doesn’t want to wear sports gear all day long (in work situations / school / when
strolling in the city ect.) The client doesn’t have a place to change clothes after cycling and therefore needs cycling clothing that are suitable for work situations / school / shopping / meeting new people ect. We designed “Ready to Wear” fashionable day-to-day clothes, that are suitable for riding bicycles. The clothes have all the features of smart sports clothes, without looking like sports clothes.
Solutions for modular use
Our Smart cycling clothes have a lot of smart features:
Attachable parts for technology
Attachable hood and little pocket bag
Deodorant micro-capsules that release the deodorant when the body temperature reaches 39 degrees
Qr-coded back on the T-shirt: takes to a website where one can find information about how to look after the clothes, how to use the clothes, how to wash, how to recycle after use and also about the making process.
Cloves with wrist support and protective covering against road rash (to protect when accidents happen)
Trousers that are changeable to leggings with clips that can be opened and made into loose fitted pants or vice versa.
Bicycle shoes that are not only paired with pedals, but also shoe soles: light to carry & easy to attach the shoes (attach with the same mechanism than to the pedals)
Conductive attachable parts that can conduct electricity and create light.
We Designed a whole outfit and prototyped the trousers. The outfit consists of:
Pedular modular cycling shoe
ActiveTee - Active Digital Tee
Visicoat - Intelligent Jacket & Bag
Thermohood - Intelligent Hood
Cyclogloves - Intelligent Gloves