Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-settings.php on line 472

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-settings.php on line 487

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-settings.php on line 494

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-settings.php on line 530

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 611

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 728

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 306

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/cache.php on line 425

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/theme.php on line 623

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Dependencies in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php on line 15
How to determine the contents of your man purse without opening it - The Satchel Pages: Home of the Man Purse
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/shepnerd/thesatchelpages.com/wp-includes/kses.php on line 948





How to determine the contents of your man purse without opening it

Step One: Hire Team Ladybugs, a group of six students from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University, to further develop their prototype Project Ladybag Effective Organization System (EOS).

Step Two: Convince them to develop their purse technologies for men’s bags instead of just women’s, and to allow the EOS to recognize a much broader array of gadgets.

Project Ladybag Effective Organization System Diagram

What’s Project Ladybag? A series of experimental handbags enhanced with sensing technologies and RFID.

Yeah, we’re cringing at the name too, but we like the idea behind one of the bags, the EOS: A screen on the purse exterior shows a picture of missing items. When you’re ready to go out, just glance at the outside of the bag, and it tells you what you need to remember to take with you.

To design the purse, the students used off-the-shelf technology. Into the bottom of the bag they embedded a radio frequency identification reader, which is powered by a nine-volt battery.

They wired the reader to a screen-like panel in the front of the bag, which contains three patterns of light-emitting diodes.

Each pattern is an icon representing an essential item that the owner does not want to leave home without. In the prototype, these items are a set of keys, a wallet, and a cell phone.

Lastly, they attached an RFID sensor to each of those items.

As long as each item is missing from the Ladybag, its corresponding icon lights up. As the keys, phone, and wallet are each placed into the tote, the icon blinks off.

“I always forget my phone, but always remember my handbag. This is a great solution,” said industrial designer Rosanna Kilfedder, a master’s degree candidate at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Documents at the Project Ladybag website indicate that testers had some difficulty getting the prototype to recognize contents as they were inserted, but that the Ladybuggers are continuing to refine the design.

But we see a much more interesting market for their innovations in the world of men’s gadget carriers. Imagine: contents recognition for all the items you carry with you in messenger bag, your shoulder bag, or — best of all — your (now not-so) hidden cargo shorts.


Leave a Reply