Intel’s Curie tech powers cooling vents in sports bra

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 15, 2015
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Intel’s Curie tech powers cooling vents in sports bra

Sports bras are designed to keep things comfortable during activities while still, you know, offering support where support is needed. The compromise between the two means things can get a little uncomfortable at times, particularly when it comes to the ventilation issue. Women of the future may not experience such troubles, though, as Chromat has shown off the prototype of a sports bra that uses Intel technology to open vents when things get warm.

You can see the bra in the video below (as well as others). This particular wearable is called the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra, and it uses both an integrated Intel Curie module and shape memory alloy to pop open vents when the wearer’s body needs to cool down — something particularly important during the situations in which one would typically wear such a bra.

Says Chromat, this bra is able to “intuitively respond to perspiration, respiration and body temperature.” This is an effort to optimize clothing for a particular need, doing so with the technology that is shaping our lives. Arguably, it is a better example of such efforts than things like Microsoft’s wireless charging pants.

It seems this is a prototype bra; there’s no word on whether it’ll be coming to the market, and if so, when that might take place. The bra isn’t Chromat’s only garment made with Intel Curie tech — it also developed the Chromat Adrenaline Dress, which is made of 3D printed panels, among other things. It can sense adrenaline and “adjust” its form in response.

SOURCE: Chromat Blog


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