Ruff Uses 3D Printed Smart Fabric to Interact with the Body

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 6, 2015
References: behnazfarahi & psfk
This 3D printed garment is an example of how smart fabric types can respond to the wearer's body and movements. Ruff is not only an interactive wearable, it's also a transmission conduit. Designer and architect Behnaz Farahi and fashion designer Pauline van Dongen collaborated to develop this conceptual design project at will.i.am's 3D Systems' printing studio facilities.

With Ruff, the pair wanted to further explore 3D printing in fashion. They also wanted to explore how smart fabric could be used as a transmission conduit between the body and the world around us. PSFK explains it by saying "the neurological signals sent throughout the wearer's body could speak to the device or physical world it's connected to."