Function meets Fashionable Jacket

GpsjacketThe "Know Where Jacket" prototype featured in the "Future Market" exhibition at CeBIT, has an interesting mix of functionality starting with a built-in GPS system, GSM, MP3 player, and Bluetooth. Add an affordable price tag to that mix, and this hot fashion number will sell like pancakes. According to the Raw Feed, it also features a "call button" for emergencies. The best feature is the GPSoverIP which enables anybody to track your wearabouts in real-time precision. It's GPS antenna in the jacket's shoulder ensures optimum reception. It can be an advantage for thrill seekers who love danger, but for the rest of us it's just another way to be spied on. [Product Page]

The “Know Where Jacket” – The GPS/Galileo Demo Jacket That Knows Where It Is

Besides a cellular phone, an mp3 player, headphones, a microphone and a water-tight and impact-resistant sleeve keypad as well as an emergency call button, all the electronics have been integrated for a terminal that is referred to as a “GPS eye,” which is used for determining and transmitting positional data that is used particularly for determining the location of people. In this way, it is not only possible to determine the location of the jacket’s wearer with GPS accuracy, but it is also possible for GPSoverIP to even enable real-time determination of the person’s location within a building. Compared to conventional solutions that are not integrated into garments, the integration of the active GPS antenna into the epaulette on the jacket’s shoulder always ensures optimum reception of GPS signals. Areas of application for the Know Where solution are nearly unlimited and range from luxury, entertainment and leisure applications (climbing or biking in the mountains, sailing, etc.) to safety and medical device technology, and extend to applications in traffic and logistics. [Press Release]

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