Aegis Parka lights up when it detects air pollution, makes you look like a dork

Posted July 16, 2012 by Stuff Staff in Life Etc

aegis parka pollution design

The Aegis Parka, a concept jacket by Dutch designers Nieuwe Heren (“New Gents”) wants to light you up like a Christmas tree everytime you step into hazardous, air polluted areas. The aim? To better illustrate places – we’d wager cities – where there’s an abundance of CO2, NH3, benzene and other unwanted gases and, you know, save the planet in the process.

But the Aegis Parka won’t leave you hanging in this dirty atmosphere – as well as the LED light show thanks to a hidden air quality sensor and micro-controller, you get a built-in respirator which will supply you with fresh oxygen via an active carbon filter.

Plus the parka, made from a scaly fabric composed of ceramic particles, actually helps to restore the air’s balance with a titanium dioxide solution treatment. So in theory, it’s clean breathing from here on out.

The Aegis Parka is only a concept at this stage, though – and even if Friends of the Earth pre-order a couple of thousand, Nieuwe Heren will probably need some outside help in the fight against air pollution.

[via Design Boom]


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