Clothes that monitor the psychological states, heart rate and temperature of wearers so as to assist them in coping with stress could soon be available. According to the BBC, the garments will be connected to a database which will analyse the generated data in order to determine the wearers emotional state.
As part of an artistic project called Wearable Absence developed by Barbara Layne and Janis Jefferies and presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Montreal, the clothes will be made of textiles woven with various wireless sensors that can track various types of biological markers such as temperature, heart rate, breathing and galvanic skin response. The information received will be transferred to a web-based database. The results will be interpreted and send media, in the form of songs, words and images on LED display and speakers (built in the hood) in the clothes to attempt to calm or offer emotional support to the wearer.
The simple display can handle small images and scrolling text while the speakers will be able to replay music, sounds or play recorder messages from friends or family.
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June 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm
Hehe! This world is just getting more strange for every day 🙂
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June 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm
The more men try to make the world easy to leave, the more it is complicated. We are in the year of technology, I am looking forward for this smart cloth…
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June 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm
This plan will be consummated with a high five, a trip to Trader Joes, and the purchase of a soccer jersey that will be worn, on average, twice a decade.
June 27, 2010 at 7:49 pm
its expensive and not affordable for normal consumer.
June 27, 2010 at 8:43 pm
Thanks for the comments guys. It’s quite interesting to see what technology comes up with ever so often.
June 29, 2010 at 9:56 am
I believe that technology is taking us to new horizons, building nee innovations, managing business issues etc. There is no wonder that such crazy gadgets are to be introduced.
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August 25, 2010 at 10:39 am
This is interesting. Thank you so much for sharing this post. Keep me updated with your new posts soon.
January 20, 2011 at 10:46 am
It is a great news for people who are suffering with depression and stress.A unique idea ,just wishing it to be successful.
March 8, 2011 at 9:28 am
I’ve heard also about clothes which can charge your phone, mp3 player or whatever you want ;d
March 14, 2011 at 1:02 am
That’s too funny. Imagine getting into a little squabble with your significant other and then the lightening in the room changes and on comes the Kenny G. Too funny!
August 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm
Wow! This is interesting. Thanks for posting this.
September 23, 2011 at 2:47 am
This is such an innovative way to cope with stress and depression. I bet this’ll be expensive too!
August 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm
Technology nowadays are taking us to the next level. It’s really overwhelming hearing this new inventions. At first, society might find it useless, funny or unreasonable but when the right time comes, everyone would accept the fact that our world is changing because of technology advancement. Cheers!