Wearable electronics have exploded in the past year. Countless small devices are now on the market for not only fitness tracking, but posture improvement, sunscreen reminders, muscle-sensing gesture control, and much more. As technology on the body becomes more pervasive than ever, having open source tools for developing wearable technology is more important than ever, so that we can create the future of fashion tech while maintaining data privacy of biometric sensor data.
Adafruit makes open source hardware parts, tutorials, and source code for creating your own DIY electronics projects. Here are our favorite open source wearable products and projects from 2015.