It certainly seems that clothing has gone beyond just protecting our modesty and keeping us warm, and just like our phones, our clothes have gotten smarter as well. In this particular instance, designer Halley Profita has come up with a dress called “Flutter”. What it does is that it allows the hearing impaired to “feel” the sounds of the world around them. While it might look like your typical dress, Flutter comes with a host of electronics underneath it, namely a set of microphones that will pick up sound coming from a certain direction, while the leaflets attached to the dress will flutter in the direction of that sound. This will supposedly provide an alternative sensory awareness to the wearer of their surroundings. We’re not sure how effective it will be, but it certainly sounds like an interesting project. More information on the Flutter dress can be found on Halley’s blog.
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