(Scroll down for video) Women can now walk around more relaxed with added protection against perverts or angry boyfriends by purchasing a new dress that attacks those who approach it aggressively.
Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht is using technology to keep unwanted people out of women’s personal space.
The new robotic dress called Spider, was created using 3D printing technology, and comes with an advanced Intel chip, sensors and LED lights.
Proximity sensors and breathing sensors embedded in the dress maintain control over the environment. The collected data is fed to a computer by the Intel chip.
If the sensors detect someone close and if the user's breathing begins to increase, the computer program orders the dress’ legs into attack mode.
The LED lights are also connected to the sensors, flashing a warning signal if a person comes on too strong.
“This piece of wearable technology features animatronic mechanical limbs that respond to external stimuli while defending the personal space of the wearer.
“The dress provides an extension of the wearer’s intuitions. It uses proximity sensors as well as a respiration sensor to both define and protect the personal space of the wearer.
“Approach the wearer to aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position. Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.
“3D printed sensor based animatronic/mechatronic dress enabled by the Intel Edison acts as the interface between the body and the external world using technology and the garment as a medium of interaction,” Wipprecht said.