As part of New York Fashion Week, the New York-based fashion house Chromat last week showed a couple of pieces powered by Intel’s Curie wearables platform: a sports bra that allows more ventilation depending on body heat, and a dress that changes form when a wearer’s adrenaline spikes.
The Aeros sports bra can open vents to cool down the wearer’s body when it senses heat and sweat. The more fanciful Adrenaline Dress, which deploys 3D printed panels and an expandable carbon-fiber frame that mimics an animals “fight or flight” impulse when the dress senses a rise in adrenaline. You know that when you encounter a bear, you’re supposed to make yourself bigger somehow? Like that, except you probably wouldn’t be running into bears while wearing this dress.
Neither piece is for sale; Intel notes that the Curie module on which they’re based has not yet passed FCC certification.