MIT researchers have created a bacteria-powered shirt that will open to form vents in response to heat and moisture.
Part of the BioLogic project, the bio-hybrid “Second Skin” was created by incorporating Bacillus subtilis bacterium into to material using a micron-resolution bio-printing system. This bacteria will react to heat and sweat, triggering flaps in the heat zones to open and allowing sweat to evaporate.
The team plans to take the material out the lab, and has already partnered with New Balance to bring the technology to the market.
Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 9 November 2015