Designed by Xuedi Chen and Pedro G.C. Oliveira, the X.Pose takes wearable technology to a sexy new level. The corset isn’t just a fashion statement from the duo’s mind, it’s also connected to one’s smartphone to pass data. And as more data gets passed the more revealing the corset becomes.
The 3D-printed corset is just another new advancement in the booming wearable technology industry, but this is the first we’ve heard of one that tracks data to impact how the worn piece changes. Using Arduino and Bluetooth an application shares data with a layer of reactive displays. As the wearer shares information on various social networks the meta data controls various patches on the corset, the corset then alters in opacity and form.
It’s not likely a design like this will find mainstream fame, due to it’s revealing nature. But it opens up the question on how technology will begin to interact with what we wear more and more. Will athletes start to find evolved 3D-printed active material useful when training to produce the optimum apparel for their activity? Only time will tell, but designs such as the X.Pose challenge our thinking on what will come next.