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Fashion tech clothing opens 3D printed vents when heated

Sport & Fitness

Chromat's Adrenaline dress and Aero Sports Bra use sensors, 3D printing and Intel hardware to adapt with the wearer's body conditions.

Human bodies are in a constant state of flux and one of the jobs of clothing has always been to help wearers regulate their body temperature. Garments such as an inflatable jacket harness the power of technology to do so, and now a pair of responsive clothing from Chromat takes these abilities further still.



The Chromat Adrenaline dress and the Chromat Aero Sports Bra were developed using Intel Curie Module hardware and both utilize 3D printed materials. Each piece responds to the body conditions of the wearer in a different way. The Chromat Adrenaline dress uses sensors to spot a spike in the wearer’s adrenaline levels, at which point a carbon fiber framework expands into an hour-glass shaped frame — mimicking the way birds fluff up to look bigger when excited. The Chromat Aero Sports Bra monitors and regulates the wearer’s temperature and perspiration, automatically opening a series of tiny 3D printed vents when it senses heightened heat or sweating, helping the wearer to cool down.


Chromat showcased the garments alongside other architectural sportswear at MADE Fashion Week, and has gained praise for their success in conquering the tricky waters of fashionable tech wearables. How else could clothing and technology be combined to help consumers be more comfortable?



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