NeuroTech Fashion: 3D Printed Screen-Based Dress interacting through Brain-Computer Interface
This dress creates a technologically mediated dialog between the wearer and their surroundings. Fashion becomes a novel interconnection, controlled by subconscious signals from the wearer’s brain. These signals are picked up by a new cutting-edge EEG sensor that forms a wearable brain-computer interface. The interface uses machine learning to determine the wearer’s mental workload. The workload is then reflected in real time onto the six circular displays flaring out from the dress’s sculpted neckpiece. As the mental workload increases toward saturation, each display shows an eye’s iris and pupil dilating ever wider. The neckpiece was designed in cloud-based CAD software Onshape and 3D-printed by HP using the HP Jet Fusion 5420W 3D Printing Solution. The EEG sensor is a 4-channel BCI headset called Unicorn Headband, which Wipprecht co-developed with neurotech company g.tec medical engineering. The machine learning software that estimates mental workload is tuned to each wearer during a two-minute training session when they first wear the dress. *Screen Dress* is notot just a piece of FashionTech, but NeuroTech Fashion!
Anouk Wipprecht (NL)
Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch FashionTech designer combining garments & technology, researching wearable robotics and sensor-based interfaces.
Anouk Wipprecht, g.tec, Onshape, HP, Stephen Cass of IEEE Spectrum magazine for project text editing.
g.tec medical engineering GmbH, AT develop and produce high-performance brain-computer interfaces and neurotechnology for gaming and medical applications.
Onshape is the project’s software partner for cloud-based CAD software.
HP is the project’s 3D printing partner, which used the HP Jet Fusion 5420W 3D printing solution.