A “Smart” Vest That Detects the Presence of Air Pollutants

by , 03/21/10

Detectair vest by Genevieve Mateyko and Pamela Troyer, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, high-tech clothing, air pollution detection

With all of today’s air pollutants compromising our health, what’s one to do to avoid finding themselves in toxic peril? While you could go coal miner’s style carrying a canary around with you, we instead suggest throwing on a Detectair. Through an Arduino microcontroller and sensor technologies, this cowl-neck vest is able to mimic the way you breathe based on your surrounding environment. If you happen to walk into an unhealthy airspace, the vest sniffs out the noxious culprits and sets off flashing LEDs and vibrating inserts teling you it’s time to go.


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