Clothing That Reveals Air Pollution

Fashion forward or forward-thinking fashion? Two grad students have designed a hi-tech sweatshirt which features pink lungs or a red heart that reveal blue veins when exposed to dirty air. Nien Lam and Sue Ngo, students at Tisch School of the Arts, integrated a dime-sized carbon monoxide sensor into the clothing’s design. A microcontroller sends electrical currents through the shirt, warming wires that run under the ‘lungs.’ As the pair explains, ”The organs in your body are invisible to you, just like pollution and the other silent killers out there. We wanted to bring up that visualization, bring the inside out. This is a stark reminder for yourself and others around you.”

[Source: NY Daily News]

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