All too often, cyclists are in danger of being run over, especially after dark. Someday, this unusual piece of wearable technology may be able to help.
The Utope Project, a cooperation between designer Wolfgang Langeder and Stretchable Circuits/Fraunhofer IZM, created the Sporty Supaheroe concept jacket, which has a flexible display of up to 64 RGB-LEDs placed in segments on the front, back, and shoulder areas.
The jacket’s lights can generate multiple colors and patterns. On top of that, the garment offers a visual link with a smartphone placed in the jacket’s pocket, and the wearer can tell whether a call is coming in by the way certain lights activate.
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