Kimbow is an interactive dress that reacts to the movements of the wearer and changes shade according to their posture.
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A person’s posture and body language subconsciously conveys their emotions to those around them, and their choice of clothing can project a lot about their state of mind. Now, an interactive dress called Kimbow combines and amplifies those effects through a color changing textile.
The dress, designed by fashion technology designers Eef Lubbers and Malou Beemer, reacts to the movements of the wearer and changes shade according to their position. The dress includes tech components stitched into the back of the garments. When the wearer stands with their hands on their hips and their elbow facing outward it shifts the programmable thread, making them change color to a brighter more vibrant tone. This enhances the already powerful body language, which in turn hopes to increase the wearer’s confidence.
Could the technology be developed to help those who struggle to communicate their emotions — such as autistic individuals?