Gallery: The Detectair is a “Smart” Vest That Sniffs Out Air Pollutants

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

It’s a polluter’s world—we all just live in it. But imagine being able to sidestep encounters with common urban pollutants like benzene, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and nitrogen oxide—all of which are found in cigarette smoke—and getting out of Dodge while the getting’s good. That’s the philosophy behind the “Detectair,” a cowl-neck vest studded with LEDs that simulate the way you breathe based on the toxicity of your environment, along with tiny vibrators that alert you when you’ve wandered into an unhealthy airspace.

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One Response to “The Detectair is a “Smart” Vest That Sniffs Out Air Pollutants”

  1. landkammer says:

    When do you expect this vest to be available and for sale to the public?

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