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A team of scientists in the Netherlands have created ‘mood clothes’. Like mood rings, these outfits sense the wearer’s mood and change colors based on that information; however, unlike mood rings, they do this using electronics built into the clothing. The researchers foresee this technology being widely implemented one day to allow the wearer to interact with their environment without having to directly interact with it.

Van Heerden and his team have designed two prototype garments as part of a project named SKIN — inspired by the way human skin reacts naturally to both external and internal stimuli.
Related technologies could someday lead to cars that automatically navigate a quiet route when the driver is stressed, or chairs that sense exhaustion and automatically dim the room lights.

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