I love it when I see technology at it's best and after reading the story of NYU graduate students Nien Lam and Sue Ngo in the interactive telecommunications program I just had to share it with you.
Lam and Ngo created a shirt that changes colors when it detects unhealthy amounts of carbon monoxide and pollution. The project, "Warning Signs," is part of their graduate coursework.
Warning Signs is a visualization of the pollution that exists invisibly all around us. When the wearable senses carbon monoxide, the piece subtly changes color and pattern to indicate higher levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere to the wearer and those around him or her.
Lam, 32, and Ngo, 27, said they got the idea last September when they saw a car accessory designed to raise driver awareness of tailpipe emissions called "Puff" at the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science.
Check Lam's blog for more info.