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Artist and designer Anouk Wipprecht
specializes in electronic couture and her impressive designs bring together technology and fashion in an unusual and innovative way. In a collaboration with designer Niccolo Casas and Materialise, Anouk now created the Synapse Dress, a piece that reacts to bio signals and translates them into light, making it a mirror for the mind.
The organic, "alienesque" dress structure was 3D printed in thermoplastic polyurethane and contains a series of LEDs inside an "armor like" panel in the front. Connected to several body sensors, these LEDs light up when stimulated by brain and heart signals. The white headpiece measures the brain activity by using an Electroencephalography (EEG) recording method and the bodice registers the heart rate by using an Electrocardiography (EKG) system.
The electrical activity levels are used to demonstrate the wearer's focus and attention to her surroundings. If she feels captivated by something and reaches a level of 80% focus, the LEDs light up and a small camera lens integrated in the bodice takes a snapshot to register whatever is making her react.
With an integrated proximity sensor, the dress is also able to analyze how the user reacts to distances from other people. If someone is standing very close and bio signals reveal a certain brain and heart activity, the LEDs shine with a 120 watt intensity, as a visual warning alert.
The dress is powered by Intel's Edison chip that allows the raw data to be easily and quickly processed in real time.