Want to know exactly how polluted your city is? If you are and maybe if you want to raise some awareness at the same time, you might be interested in checking out a line of shirts called Aerochromic. These shirts have been specially designed to change its pattern when it detects pollutants in the air.
Designed by Nikolas Bentel, the idea for these shirts came to him when he imagined the world 20 years from today with all the pollutants in the air. Given that pollution is measured at stationary points, it’s not exactly accurate as obviously staying near a factory would produce a higher pollution reading than if you were staying 20 miles from it.
With the Aerochromic shirts, the design of the shirts can change depending on how much pollutants are in the air. When the air quality is good, the shirts remain a solid color, but as pollutants are detected, they will change in terms of their pattern, with the patterns on the shirt becoming more pronounced as the pollution increases.
According to Bentel, “Knowing if an urban area is safe should be public knowledge. The shirt completely changing colors allows people around the user to also be aware of their surroundings.” Unfortunately creating awareness does not come cheap, and neither does speaking out about it. The Aerochromic shirts will be priced at $500 each and if you are so inclined, you can check it out on its website.
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