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Designer’s ‘Spider Dress’ melds fashion with tech to enforce social distancing

Want people to maintain their distance? Worried about someone breathing on you? Don’t worry, Dutch fashion designer and engineer Anouk Wipprecht has created a solution to your problem.

Wipprecht has created “The Spider Dress,” which enforces social distancing via the bone-like tentacles with sensors surrounding the body.

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“It measures the intimate space, the personal space, the social space and the public space of the wearer,” Wipprech told NPR.

Anouk Wipprecht’s “Proximity Dress” enforces social distancing.
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During COVID, Wipprech also created another garment, “Proximity Dress,” which, NPR notes, “uses ultrasonic range finders that allow it to puff up or inflate when someone gets near.”

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Wipprecht noted she wore the Proximity Dress to a Miami park and people did indeed give her space.

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