Fashion designer Ying Gao has created two interactive dresses that respond to facial expression.
The dresses – called Can’t and Won’t – are part of her interactive project Neutralite. It explores the combination of high tech and high fashion.
The clothes are made from the world’s thinnest fabric called Super Organza, which gives them a feathery texture. Robotic actuators linked to the facial sensor system are then inserted into the garments. This effectively transforms ordinary dresses into facial-activated outfits that ‘live’ and ‘breathe’.
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