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Brief Published: 22 Oct 2014

Interacket: Chameleon Jacket

Oslo-based studio Drap og Design has made a jacket that is able to change colour to mimic the surface the wearer has touched.

The Interacket is made up of three layers: a silver reflective lining, a waterproof translucent outer layer, and a middle layer composed of blue, green and red LED lights. These are operated by open-source Arduino chips, which are triggered by a colour sensor in each sleeve.

The lights are cleverly activated when the wearer touches an object, and combine according to the commands of the sensor to match the colour. 

The technology could find exciting applications in sportswear apparel to maximise visibility in poor or dark conditions.

See our Colour Spectrum Spring/Summer 2016 concept Interact for more on new responsive materials inspired by digital and physical interactions.