SlopeStyle Jacket

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slope02.jpgCreated by Moondial, the SlopeStyle Jacket concept is marrying the elements of extreme sports and urban couture with smart and high performance textiles.SlopeStyle is a functional and fashionable athletic jacket concept and prototype. Digital pictures from a camera phone or PDA can be transmitted directly, or downloaded wirelessly from the internet, to a display embedded in the jacket

Taking in consideration that it is a concept, the pictures would be uploaded from a cellphone or PDA via bluetooth/wifi, or downloaded from the internet.

The design aesthetics were derived from merging an extreme sports jacket with the urban style of an 80s influenced bomber jacket.

Technical Design (Current prototype)
A photo is emailed from a camera phone to a specified email account. Using fetchmail in daemon mode, the email is transferred to a local account on a web server. A perl script runs as a chron job and pulls images from emails for display on a WIFI enabled PDA. The PDA is loaded to a html page with a meta refresh tag so that it can display new images as they arrive.

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