Emotion Sensitive Dress


After centuries of wondering, men can finally work out if their partner really is ‘fine’ or not thanks to a new dress that changes colour depending on a woman’s mood.

The Bubelle Dress is made up of two layers, the inner layer contains biometric sensors that pick up a person’s emotions and projects them in colours onto the second layer, the outer textile.

The sensitive dress, which was designed by electronical giants Philips, works by monitoring physical changes associated with different feelings.

Emotions such as stress, arousal, or fear affect the body’s temperature and sweat levels and these generate the light that changes the pattern and colour on the dress.

Ingrid Bal from Philip’s Design said: “You could programme the material so that it turned red if you were angry or stressed, or green when you’re calm.”

Should the prototype ever hit the high street it would help British couples to communicate better.

It was developed as part of the SKIN Probe Project, a research programme concerned with what lifestyles might be like in 2020. Time magazine named the impressive clothing as the best fashion invention of the year.

Ms Bal said: “We were interested to see how technology may affect our lives in the future and to provoke debate. We are asking: ‘Would the idea of emotional clothing be something we will wear in 10 years time?'”

Scientists at the Dutch firm have also designed emotion-sensitive electronic tattoos as part of their design project.

A spokeswoman said: “In much the same way as make-up is put on and taken off to suit the occasion, a tattoo could alter whenever desired.

“The tattoos could even change in response to gestures or emotions.”

  1. Stumbled upon your blog a week ago and decided to come back. Not for the articles you write, but for how you write them, really amazing stuff you’re doing here, i like how you put information into the articles which makes it much more easier to read and much more interesting of course. Keep up the good work!

  2. globetrotteri said:

    Hmmm…Interesting. Personally, I like my ‘womanly mystique’. I like to keep people guessing, especially men. Isn’t that what we do best?

    What are your thoughts on this Sarah? Would you wear it?

  3. thelemonspank said:

    Well…maybe once or twice when I was really miffed & wanted to see if so-and-so would get it…? But aside, it’s a beautiful medley of techno meets serendipitous feminism of sorts non?

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