What happens when high tech and fashion mix? Apart from puttin' on the bitz, that is. What you get is the Intimacy 2.0, a dress that goes translucent the faster your heart beats. Warning: Video is after the jump, and is best described as technically-safe-for-work-but-not-some-workplaces. The project, which describes the dress as being made out of "smart e-foils" that become progressively transparent based on what design team Studio Roosegaarde describes as "close and personal encounters with people". More specifically, the studio notes that in response to the wearer's heartbeat, the INTIMACY 2.0 dress (yes, they've kept the caps on, but I suppose this is a dress that shouts just a little) will become transparent.
I get the idea, and it's interesting that this is an actual, physical product, but I can see problems with the approach. Cute for those moments of intimacy, but what happens when you have to run for a train wearing it? [Studio Roosegaarde via Geekosystem]