People, Environment

Pollution-Sensing Shirt Invented

Pollution-Sensing Shirt InventedPollution-Sensing Shirt Invented

A range of clothing that can detect low air quality in your surroundings has the lofty ambition of becoming a new sense for mankind, letting the urban warrior of today take refuge inside a cool building when high levels of carbon monoxide or particulate pollution make their shirt change color. The company currently has two reactive products on sale, both of which cost a credit-polluting $500. But then, if they really can warn you when it might be a good idea to hold your breath because a few buses have just gone past up a hill, it could be a gradual lifesaver, Gizmodo reported. The creator—Nikolas Bentel, a speculative designer based in New York—explains the mission rather grandly with: “Our goal is to have Aerochromics (the name of the line) become a sixth sense for the user. To not have this technology as an appendage but intrinsically part of the daily user. No more will technology, such as phones and computers, get in the way once everything is connected and communicating in real time.”