How smart is your bra? Probably not as smart as the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra. This handy piece of clothing is powered by Intel, and opens up vents to cool you down when it senses heat and sweat.
CEO of Chromat Becca McCharen believes wearable tech that responds to the body could spell the end of uncomfortable garments.
“I think in the future, everyone will have a body scan, buy the files online, and print out their garments and get something fully customisable to their form,” she told Fast Co.
“The other side of using technology to help with fit lies in sensing your mood and what your body is feeling to change.”
These changes include perspiration, body temperature and breathing patterns, which are all picked up by the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra through the Intel Curie Module, a integrated piece of hardware the size of a button.
The bra’s microchip is notified of your body’s changes, then automatically opens vents in the fabric to cool you down. This means that you’ll stay cooler longer and be able to continue vigorous exercise without overheating.
This isn’t the first Chromat garment to get the ‘smart treatment’ — the company has also developed an Adrenaline Dress made of 3D-printed panels that can sense the wearer’s stress levels, and morphs into an hourglass shape accordingly.
Chromat are not sure when these pieces of wearable tech will make it onto the market, noting, “The Intel Curie module has not yet been authorised as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. These garments are not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorisation is obtained.”