Conductivity, Power Sources, Monitoring and Health, Communication and Interaction, Fashion, Soft Interfaces, The Interactive Future
This chapter examines the exciting developments in Interactive
Textiles, and contains sections on Power Sources,
Soft Interfaces, Fashion, Communication and Monitoring.
Dr. Jenny Tillotson constructed this scent dress
to mimic the body’s circulation system. An interactive fabric emits a
selection of scents depending on your mood to create a personal “smell
bubble.” Probably not the most stealth of outfits.
The Bubble mood-sensing dress
Just the idea of slipping into such a tasteful bubble dress from Philips called SKIN, will rejuvenate you (of course, only if you're at home and then plan to adventure into it). It’s a mood reading dress, which glows with lighting effects and blows with bubbles in response to the user's emotional state. The emotion sensors here lay embedded into the inner layer of the dress. The outer layer then, changes color in response to your mood. It works by monitoring physical changes associated with different emotions. Emotions like stress, arousal or anxiety will cause the dress to change its color and pattern according to the intensity of the emotion.