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Prickly dress

posted 21 April 2015 at 11:52:20

If you’re someone who has personal space issues, then this 3D printed mechatronic dress might be just the thing for you. The Spider Dress, by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht, comes fitted with an Intel Edison chip that uses biosignals and learned threat detection to make it adapt to your mood and surroundings. Say you feel threatened by someone approaching you – the mechanical arms on the shoulders will lift up in a defensive pose. In contrast, if you’re happy and relaxed, and the person approaches slowly, then the arms will retract and stay down. It could come in handy on the daily commute!

Picture: Anouk Wipprecht