Emotional clothing consists of two blouses that incorporate LED circuits and various sensors that allow people to detect stress and anxiety.
The Polish designer Iga Weglinska developed a collection called emotional clothing that incorporate LED circuits and various sensors that allow detecting the stress and anxiety of people.
The project consists of two blouses that are capable of signaling the psychophysiological changes that occur within the user. Before presenting it, the designer worked on her collection for five years.
In an interview for Dezeen magazine, Weglinska stressed that his emotional clothing change color or flash with lights in response to real-time body gauges.
Sensors incorporated into the garment measure body temperature, heart rate, and sweat levels on the wearer’s skin. With these data you could identify if you are stressed or anxious.
How do the garments work?
Iga Weglinska explained that every time the emotional clothing changes from warm to cold. It means that the person must slow down their breathing and calm down.
Even garments can reproduce the heartbeat after collecting information from sensors attached to the fingers.
The emotional clothing uses an approach similar to that used by the “therapeutic technique known as biofeedback, which seeks to help people better understand their bodies with sensors that measure key body functions.”
Iga Weglinska He explained that his emotional clothing can change the relationship of people with their clothes and that it could help people to know the changes in their body.
«By interacting with the garments, the user can not only be informed about the changes in her own body. Rather, that can help us better focus on an intimate relationship with clothing. To control body reactions or even to set goals to achieve by playing with the reactions of smart materials. Like changes in color or movement »
It is not a new concept as it is based on a 1990 scientific thesis by Andy Clark and David Chelmers. Which holds that different objects could transmit human thought and be used as external elements in the perception process.