One of the latest inventions to come from Japan are USB powered air conditioned clothes. The clothes have two 10cm fans located on the sides of clothing. Apparently â€œthese fans draw in a large amount of air which helps to vaporise thus dissipating sweat and bringing down the wearers' body temperature.â€ Complete with switches to adjust fan speed you just connect your shirt to the USB port and are :well:cool.
Implications - Inventions like this air-conditioned clothing are a reasonable solution for the everyday person who is required to spend time outside. Electronics and computers are invading every industry, including fashion, and this is surely the beginning of many other fashions that incorporate the digital movement into their designs.