Synapse Dress – 3D printed interactive garment fitted with Intel Edison chip
Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht in close association with Italian Architect Niccolo Casas has created a smart garment dubbed Synapse Dress that shows the wearer’s emotions. The smart garment has a 3D printed front section with interactive lighting and the brain of this interactive dress is the Intel Edison chip which debuted at the last CES Show. The dress analyses the wearer’s internal emotional state via the sensors and actuators by analyzing the heart-rate and other biological responses.
Synapse Dress comes with a headpiece that is fitted with sensors to calculate the attention level of wearer. The Edison microcontroller keeps on tracking the data regarding emotional triggers and makes a mood map of the wearer’s mind. The wearer can also control it with voice commands to guard the personal space if someone comes too close. For example if any unwanted person comes too close then it will trigger a blast of 140W blinding blue LED light.
This interactive garment is designed to show the possibilities of the Intel Edison microcontroller chip and applications of wearable technology that is going to be accepted by the tech savvy masses in the near future.