Bruise is a Smart Suit to Visualize Injury in Disabled Athletes

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 3, 2014
References: teambruise & psfk
This injury detection suit was created with disabled athletes in mind. Designed by a team of students at the Royal College of Art, Bruise works instantaneously by changing color on impact. Dan Garrett, Elena Dieckmann, Lucy Jung and Ming Kong hope their smart suit enables quicker and more efficient injury treatment.

The injury detection suit is made out of a recyclable pressure-sensitive film that shows how severely the wearer is hurt. Inspired by Paralympic athletes, the design team notes how they often struggle diagnosing injuries with little or no sensation. Made out of a sweat-wicking and stretchy material, Bruise has mesh fabric inserts as well as breathable, ergonomic seams that allow for free movement. Areas deemed high risk have disposable film inserts.