Anouk Wipprecht, a Dutch-based high-tech fashion designer and innovator, has created a ‘Proximity Dress’ to help the wearer maintain physical distancing during the pandemic.
The dress creates a physical barrier around the wearer when it detects a person within the personal, intimate, social and public space – using proximity and 3D sensors.
The dress depicts the use of a robotics 3D printed hip mechanism built into the dress and a resin 3D printed transparent collar with integrated sensors.
This hip mechanism holds the servos which are 3D printed using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) nylon PA-11 for more strength.
The 3D printed transparent collar has more of aesthetic use and is printed using an Object Connex 500 multimaterial polyjet 3D printer and the VeroClear material from Stratasys.
The dress delivers a noise-free distance reading with the use of high-output acoustic power combined with continuously variable gain, real-time background automatic calibration, real-time waveform signature analysis and noise rejection algorithms.
The dress is developed on the famous innovation of the designer – a Robotic Spider dress.