Sunday, December 23, 2007

Dressing Your Moods

Introducing the Bubelle dress.
"After centuries of wondering, men can finally work out if their partner really is 'fine' or not thanks to a new dress that changes colour depending on a woman's mood," writes the Daily Mail.

The dress is a creation by electronics giant Philips' Design Probes, a series of projects aimed at understanding lifestyles post-2020. SKIN, a sub-project, "examines the future integration of sensitive materials in the area of emotional sensing; the shift from 'intelligent' to 'sensitive' products and technologies." Equipped with biometric sensors, the dresses "show emotive technology and how the body and the near environment can use pattern and color change to interact and predict the emotional state." The future is now, baby!
illustration via the Daily Mail