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Lead Designers
ClientLining Yao
Prize(s)Silver in Textile And Materials / New Materials
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Entry Description

In a bio lab, the team discovered that microscopic
humidity-sensitive bacteria can be harvested as
nanosensors and nanoactuators. Such mechanisms are
applied to fabric using custom-made micro-resolution
printing technology. This synthetic breathing ‘skin’ is
activated by perspiration and body heat. The bio-
actuated material inspired the team to create a working
garment to showcase the technology. Based on the
wearer's own sweat and heat maps, tiny vents on the
fabric are designed and transform the garment by curling
open or closed. By dynamically reacting to the wearer's
body, this"second skin" enables sweat to evaporate and
cool down the body through an organic material flux.