Connected shirts change color with air pollution

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Wearables are increasingly being incorporated into smart clothing, allowing designers to play with form and function. Bacteria powered breathable clothing provides ventilation, and microchips are becoming small and light enough to be sewn into garments. Envisioning a fully connected world, smart clothing company Aerochromics’ sweatshirts help wearers become more aware of their environment — when pollution is detected, the Aerochromic dye reacts. The higher the levels of air pollution, the more fully patterned the fabric becomes. The shirts change from completely black to one of three different patterns. There is one design each for carbon monoxide, particulate and radioactivity pollution.…

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