Biometric fashion: clothing that responds to biometric cues.
Technosensual, an exhibition in Vienna, Austria, brings together scientists and fashion designers from all over the world to demonstrate something unique: a barrage of technologic fashion.
The tagline for the Technosensual exhibition is “where fashion meets technology,” and the massive spectrum of pieces complied for the show truly boast that. Among the various technologies incorporated into clothing, biometrics made their own big appearances.
Imagine a dress fitted with sensors to measure heart rate, respiration, and skin conductivity that changes color based upon your mood? What about a garment that detected dishonesty in the voices of the people around you and, in response, glimmered and shocked you, like a wearable lie detector?
There’s even a dress (pictured above) that uses your heart rate to make the fabric more or less transparent. Talk about revealing!
These dresses are as beautiful as they are technologically advanced, and the clever use of biometrics shows just one more way this versatile technology can be used outside of the laboratory. The real question here is, could this be applied commercially?
We don’t know, but we’d love to hear what you have to say. What other applications can you see for biometrics in fashion?
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