Physics students designed a collection of LED clothing

The range of wearable electronics is replenished with another novelty almost every day. Among the countless gadgets, you can find the most incredible things such as solar panels in the form of pants or electronic buckles on shoes that sensitively fix the physical parameters of walking.

And now the time has come for clothes, in the creation of which not only the good old sewing machine is involved, but also ultra-modern technologies. Unsurprisingly, Cornell University physics students Eric Bodet, Lina Sanchez Botero and Neil Reynolds were the designers of the unusual clothes.

They named their collection "Glow" (Irradiance). As a material, they used strips of electroluminescent tapes, optical fiber fabrics, LEDs and sensors controlled by an Arduino device.

The future inspired us for this work, - the authors of the collection proudly say. - It fully reflects our vision of the fashion of the future, where its functions are expanded and compatible with devices such as smartphones.

An interesting feature of LED clothing is to work in time with the surrounding music. First, the sensors detect the acoustic rhythm. Then the Arduino microcontroller comes into play, triggering electrical impulses that light up lights and fluorescent stripes. The items of clothing are made on a 3D printer in combination with laser cutting technology.