Shirt Detects When You’re Being Poisoned (or Drunk)

Now this is pretty rad. Warning Signs is a new type of T-Shirt designed by New York University students, Nien Lam and Sue Ngo. It is designed to detect the presence of large amounts of Carbon Monoxide. I can see it being useful if you ever find yourself stuck in your car inside of an enclosed garage, but I fear that at the point the warning sign may be a bit moot. In the video below, you can see the “veins” in the heart below turn to a light blue color in the presence of large amounts of carbon monoxide. The duo also say that they are working on a T-Shirt that will detect when you’ve had a bit too much to drink. I’d buy that shirt.

“Warning Signs is a visualization of the pollution that exists invisibly all around us. When the wearable senses carbon monoxide, the piece subtly changes color and pattern to indicate higher levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere to the wearer and those around him or her. This piece was designed and created by Nien Lam and Sue Ngo.”

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