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What Makes This New Tech Dress Amazing? Graphene #WearableWednesday @CuteCircuit #wearabletech

Graphene Dress Cute Circuit

There’s excitement in the fashion world as Cute Circuit presents its newest little black dress according to CNN Style. The dress is made of graphene, which is a material that is light, thin, flexible and conducts electricity. The clear graphene panel on the front of the dress has an LED that changes color and also a built-in graphene sensor monitoring breathing. More LEDs hidden underneath the dress also change color. Here’s CNN’s detail.

Deep breaths turn the lights from purple to turquoise, while lighter ones make the LEDs switch from orange to green.

Check out the interview and see some quick flashes of parts, including a sparkly housing for the microcontroller.

There’s some extra geek factor here as Cute Circuit presented the dress at the Trafford Center in Manchester. The original scientists that discovered graphene were from the University of Manchester. Also, if you look at the embellishments on the dress, you will notice crystal-like patterns which drive home the theme of graphene.

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