Machina's mission is to create clothes that integrate seamlessly with technology and are created from the designer’s perspective. As a response to the increase of design lead VR options, Machina works to integrate input devices into fashion forward apparel to enhance gameplay.
I was a part of a team at Astro with Norio Fujikawa and Jaee Kwon who helped realize these input devices. The project is just beginning but these visualizations were created as appearance models for Highway1's design accelerator presentation last month in San Francisco.
Read more about the project and thoughts on Design and Technology through the eyes of us at Astro, IDEO, and Whipsaw over at FASTCO Design and check out some early imagery of the controls we designed to integrate with the Machina jacket below.