It added that “her continued interest in scaffolding, city maps, wearable exoskeletons and the intricacies of undergarments have been explored as each new collection develops”.
The technology employed by the bra was invented by IT giant Intel, who incorporated in the clothes item its smallest chip, the CurieTM Module.
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The Chromat Aeros Sports Bra is one of two “responsive garments” Intel and Chromat unveiled during New York Fashion Week that change shape to make the wearer more comfortable.
It uses a Intel RealSense, Iris Graphics and Intel Core i7 processors to answer the age old question of “does my bum look big in this”. The smart sports bra manages to do this by responding to the body as the body temperature rises by opening and closing the built-in vents that will assist the body in cooling down. At Chromat’s Spring 2016 show yesterday, there was a dress that sprouted a mesmerizing, wing-like carbon-fiber framework when you’re having an adrenaline rush, a.k.a. increased sweating and quickened breathing. The garment reacts to changes in body chemistry, adapting its shape just like the quills of a porcupine become erect when the animal feels under attack.
The Chromat Adrenaline Dress is all about style and excitement. When the garment senses adrenaline, the dress’s framework mimics the fight-or-flight mode and extends the wearer’s sensory system to form an imposing shape.
“Right now there are a lot of barriers to fashion technology”, said McCharen to Mashable. “It’s all about wear-ability so it has to stretch and bend with the body”.
The bra is powered by the Intel Curie Module, a tiny bit of hardware created by the Santa Clara chip company that designers can use to add intelligence to all sorts of apparel, from clothing to rings, handbags and fitness trackers, according to Ayse Ildeniz, vice president of Intel’s the new-devices group. It’s only up to the imagination of the individual.