Smart Wearables – This $500 ‘smart shirt’ can detect pollutants

August 3, 2016

Are you willing to buy a $500 shirt?

Aerochromics has just revealed a new shirt that can detect pollutants in the air in a bid to make you more aware of your health – though its actual usefulness is still in question.

There are three shirts made by Aerochromics: one that can detect carbon monoxide, pollution and even one that get sense radioactivity. Each shirt has a sensor that can know if a certain pollutant comes at a rate higher than usual – it will then change color and give off a different design to let the person know.

The shirts use different sensors and dyes to let you know of the current air status. “Knowing if an urban area is safe should be public knowledge. The shirt completely changing colors allows people around the user to also be aware of their surroundings,” said Nikolas Bentel, Aerochromics founder.

It’s a good initiative, though I think it would be difficult to convince someone to shell out $500 for a shirt – that being said, some may also find the shirts worth the purchase.

What about you? Is a ‘smart shirt’ something worth investing in? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.