Smart Second Skin Dress Interacts With Wearer

The Smart Second Skin Dress is a research project by Jenny Tillotson. Introduced to wearable computing by a 1995 visit to the MIT Media Lab, she started thinking about Interactive Olfactory Surfaces.


(Smart Second Skin Dress prototype by Adeline Andre in Paris)

This research project is a new development taking inspiration from biology and the delicate delivery system of animals and insects. It conjures up multi-sensorial clothing based around the sense of smell. The approach to fashion design introduces the living garment as a SMART SECOND SKIN. Clothing (and jewellery) become almost living as if copying the human skin, our senses and circulation system. A micro pump is integrated within the design which represents the ‘heart’, micro tubes represent the ‘veins and arteries’ and various biosensors mimic the senses to create a new interactive fabric communication system in clothing.

Fragrances are actively 'pulsed' electronically through a micro cabling system in the fabric web. The dress has its own nervous system, which allows the wearer to control the emotional wellbeing of the garments. It reacts on body functions of the wearer and is an extension of the human body. The fabric emits a selection of scents to create novel olfactory experiences as part of the sensory appeal and will eventually replace the traditional perfume bottle (no need to carry a bottle when you clothes contain it all)

Tillotson counts among her inspirations the biofabrics from J.G. Ballard's 1970 short story Say Goodbye to the Wind and the scent organ from Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World.

Compare the smart second skin dress with the inert-wear that you usually put on every morning...

From smart second skin via Futurismic.

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