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Spider-Dress, Spider-Dress; Legs Attack & You’re in Distress

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Spider-Woman may be getting a more practical costume update in the comics, but in real life, courtesy of Dutch electronic fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, a spider-sense equipped outfit is getting way creepier.

The dress provides an extension of the wearers intuition: It uses proximity sensors as well as a respiration sensor to both define and protecting the personal space of the wearer. Approach the wearer to aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position. Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.

Uhhh, question…does this behave like an actual female spider so often does, and decapitate males after getting affectionate? Because I’d believe you if you said yes.

3-D printed sensor based animatronic/mechatronic dress enabled by the Intel Edison acts as the interface between the body and the external world using technology and the garment as a medium of interaction. Testing-phase. The design will be showcased during CES alongside the Synapse dress for Intel, January 6-9th in Las Vegas, soon more…

Uhhh, another question: isn’t this more like a Dr. Octopus dress, when you think about it?

Just check it out in action. David Cronenberg is getting a massive stiffy as we speak…

Robotic Spider Dress [Intel Edison based] // 2015 teaser from Anouk Wipprecht on Vimeo.

Spider Dress photoshoot through DRIFT camera lens from Anouk Wipprecht on Vimeo.

via Geeks Are Sexy

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