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The 3d printed Spider Dress! it even defends your personal space!

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Again, Anouk Wipprecht impresses us with a new amazing dress (we saw one of her dresses before on the post “9 amazing projects where Arduino & Art meet!“) but this time she goes one step beyond!

Designer Anouk Wipprecht is on the bleeding edge of both fashion and technology, experimenting with ways in which these two fields can learn from and benefit each other. Her latest project, a stunning robotic dress with a 3D-printed exoskeleton that responds to and interacts with the wearer’s surroundings, questions our boundaries of what fashion and technology can be.

The dress has 20 sensors that monitor the wearer’s proximity and their own stress levels. “Approach the wearer too aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position,” Wipprecht writes. “Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.”
The sensors and mechanical limbs are all run by an Intel Edison platform, which is a tiny processor designed for integrated technological applications like these. Check out the video of the dress in action below!

Aptly called the ‘Spider Dress’, this piece of wearable tech features animatronic mechanical limbs that respond to external stimuli while defend the personal space of the wearer. The dress provides an extension of the wearers intuition: It uses proximity sensors as well as a respiration sensor to both define and protecting the personal space of the wearer. Approach the wearer too aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position. Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures. The 3-D printed sensor based animatronic/mechatronic dress enabled by the Intel Edison acts as the interface between the body and the external world using technology and the garment as a medium of interaction.


via LaughingSquid

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