Intel-powered sports bra monitors body temperature to keep you cool
When our websites can seamlessly adapt to the screen size in desktop and mobile version, it is time our clothing began to adapt to our body. Chipzilla and sports brand Chromat have understood the need and have collaborated to mesh up wearable technology and fashion to arrive at a sports bra which adapts to wearer’s body for utmost comfort. Dubbed the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra, it has vents activated by shape memory alloy. The vents open when it senses rising body temperature and sweat to cool the wearer down.
A bra is often considered one of the most ill-fitting apparel, especially when the body begins to sweat. To change that, the smart bra has been specially designed to respond to perspiration, body temperature and breathing patterns and allow the wearer to train for longer hours without discomfort or itching of any kind.
For the technology to work right, the smart bra features Intel Curie – a low powered, button-sized system on a chip in the helm.
Released at CES earlier this year, Intel Curie comes with Bluetooth Low Energy radio, accelerometer, gyroscope, six axis sensor and also has 384kB of flash memory. With Curie in control, the sports bra can easily pick up body temperature and breathing patterns and open vents when required, cooling down the body temperature to enhance a sportswomen’s performance.
Made from mesh, Lycra and neoprene with 3D printed frames, the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra is really comfortable to wear. The bra is currently undergoing test and could soon receive an approval for mass production by the Federal Communications Commission.
The sports bra, according to designer Becca McCharen, is part of Spring/Summer 2015 “Momentum” collection, and ‘is inspired by the idea that clothing, like architecture, should respond and adapt to the wearer.’
Becca is also working on an adrenaline dress, which expands when the body temperature rises.