New biodesign sportswear uses bacteria to enhance sports performance

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Puma in collaboration with MIT Design Lab carried out a project testing the uses of living materials in sportswear designs. Specifically focusing on bacteria, the project titled Adaptive Dynamics: Biodesign exhibited its results at Milan design week. The project features a total of four designs – the Breathing Shoe, the Carbon Eaters T-shirt, Deep Learning Insoles and Adaptive Packaging. The Breathing Shoe is a self-adapting trainer. It uses bacteria to create a unique pattern of air passages for the wearer. The bacteria is embedded in cavities inside the material of the shoe. As the wearer is active, they generate heat.…

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