EPA Dress

 - May 16, 2008
References: gizmodo
With increasing pollution in urban communities, it would be great to have clothes that alert you when the air quality gets really poor, allowing you to take precautions to protect yourself.

Designer Stephanie Sandstrom's EPA Dress, which is currently showing at the 2nd Skin Exhibition at San Francisco's Exploratorium, does just that. The smart dress interacts with its surroundings and responds to bad air, which it can detect through integrated sensors, by crumpling up and creating wrinkles.

I think this could be a big hit in Asian countries, where it is pretty common to see people walking around the streets with masks to protect themselves from pollution and diseases. Such fashion choices would be great to let you know when you really need to reach out for that mask.