Beatrice

BioLogic Skin by MIT

Beatrice
BioLogic Skin by MIT

Teams from MIT Media Lab and the Royal College of Art have used an ancient culinary bacteria to design a “bio-skin” fabric that peels back in reaction to sweat and humidity. The BioLogic fabric relies on the Bacillus Subtilis microorganism, the same microorganismthat has been used to ferment foods for thousands of years in Japan. Biologic textiles are embedded with the bacteria, harnessing its ability to expand and contract in reaction to moisture and temperature. The textiles capabilities are demonstrated in a series of garments that can move in accordance to the body temperature of the wearer, opening when they become warm and closing when they are cool.