jul 13, 2012
nieuwe heren: aegis parka
‘aegis parka’ by nieuwe heren
dutch design duo nieuwe heren
have designed the ‘aegis parka’, a concept jacket that aims to counter the effects of urban pollution.
by using sensors that
register hazardous molecules in the air, the coat informs the user of the contaminants with the help of illuminating
LED lights. its built-in respirator
uses an active carbon filter to help inhale fresh oxygen. the soft product shell integrates a TiO2
(titanium dioxide) solution treatment that cleanses the
atmosphere due to its photo-catalytic properties, which helps contribute a positive
balance in the quality of air.
created from schoeller-ceraspace
, a scaly fabric created out of ceramic particles, the garment becomes far more abrasion
and heat resistant than leather. its inner
liner uses schoeller-PCM
, a special textile containing millions of microcapsules filled with phase
changing materials (PCM) that climatizes temperatures for
personal comfort. the MQ-135 air quality sensor detects the most common urban
pollutants such as NH3, benzene and CO2. depending on the severity of the
conditions, an atmega 328 micro controller sends a signal for
an extra 40 LEDs to light up.
aegis parka rear
active carbon respirator
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