wear me out

Here’s another example of wearable technology which interacts with human body and surrounding environment. Just like the Smart Second Skin Dress, these dresses are made from high tech materials enabling sensory interaction and prediction of the wearer’s emotional state. This project is designed as part of Phillips’ initiative, Design Probes, which is dedicated “‘to track[ing] trends and developments that may ultimately evolve into mainstream issues that have a significant impact on business.” Though I find the idea of wearable technology interesting, I have to admit that what I’ve seen so far seems impractical and gimmicky. But then again, wearing this ridiculously impractical speaker vest can either make you the life of the dance floor or the butt of all jokes…

Don’t wear this at your wedding if you’re having doubts–everyone will know.