If You allow Yourself to lose the Intuition, You better start buying smart clothes…

Created as part of an artistic project called Wearable Absence the clothes are made from textiles woven with different sorts of wireless sensors. This experiment was developed by Barbara Layne from Concordia University in Canada and Janis Jefferies from Goldsmiths College’s Digital Studios, ( the prototype garments were shown at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held in Montreal from 28 May – 3 June).

The wearers could soon be helped by Smart clothes to  cope with the stresses of modern life. The prototype clothes-samples monitor physiological states including temperature and heart rate! The clothes are connected to a web-based database previously created by the wearer, via a smartphone, and analyse the data to work out a person’s emotional state.

Media, including songs, words and images, are then piped to the display and speakers in the clothes to calm a wearer or offer support.

When the wearer is detected as being in a particular emotional state, the database will send media to the clothes to help try to change a person’s mood by scrolling text or simple images and the speakers can replay music, sounds or pre-recorded messages from friends or family.

The BBC reports that to accomplish this, the clothes are fitted with display made of LEDs and have speakers built in to the hood. The display can show scrolling text or simple images and the speakers can replay music, sounds or pre-recorded messages from friends or family.

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Source: BBC (news.bbc.co.uk)

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