This high fashion, futuristic dress will wage battle against what is by far the worst breed of space invaders — personal space invaders.
Forget about smart shirts that track your breathing and smart pants that charge your phone. Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht has finally created wearable technology that not only doesn’t look like yoga clothing overstock, but also serves a greater purpose: Literally slapping away creepers that get in your grill.
“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,” Wipprecht writes of the Robotic Spider Dress. “Approach the wearer to aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position.”
But the exoskeleton-like dress, which will be shown for Intel at CES for from Jan. 6-9, can also assist in the art of seduction.
“Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures,” she continues.
Might we suggest extendable limbs that can zero in on cat-callers within a two block radius?