An Intel Curie-powered smart sports bra and more wearable tech at NYFW

We know smart clothing is perfectly placed to monitor our bodies as we work out but what can it do with all that data? Sending it to your smartphone or computer isn’t the only answer. This smart Aeros sports bra from Chromat is one example of wearable tech infiltrating the twice-yearly annual fashion weeks, which…

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We know smart clothing is perfectly placed to monitor our bodies as we work out but what can it do with all that data? Sending it to your smartphone or computer isn’t the only answer.  This smart Aeros sports bra from Chromat is one example of wearable tech infiltrating the twice-yearly annual fashion weeks, which have kicked off in New York. Chromat is a New York based brand founded in 2010 by Becca McCharen and its smart bra tracks temperature, perspiration and stress levels; actually changing shape to support the wearer and optimise comfort.  The Lycra, mesh and neoprene bra uses shape memory alloy, smart metal which ‘remembers’ its original shape. Essentially, it transforms itself as and when you’re hot and sweaty by opening and closing vents to cool you down or warm you up. This is a genuinely useful idea and one we hope moves into the mainstream quicker than some smart clothing ideas we’ve seen. Chromat’s Aeros bra was debuted at MADE Fashion Week, part of New York Fashion Week, alongside the slightly wackier Adrenaline Dress which also uses biometric tracking to change its form.  The 3D printed, TPU and neoprene smart dress senses the wearer’s adrenaline levels, like Anouk Wipprecht’s protective smart dresses, and its carbon fibre framework expands into an architectural hourglass shape when stress levels rise. It’s more showstopper than everyday dress clearly.   Both pieces of stylish smart clothing are powered by Intel’s latest Curie module, aimed at designers, developers and makers and the focus of a wearable tech reality show airing in 2016.

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