Designer Creates Interactive ‘Proximity Dress’ That Signals When Someone’s Too Close

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A Dutch fashion designer and engineer, inspired by the pandemic and social distancing, has created a “proximity dress” that puffs up or inflates when its ultrasonic range sensors detect another person standing near the wearer. What do you think?

“Seems very inconsiderate to us perverts.”

Sergio Estes, Company Mascot

“That’s okay, I can push people away on my own.”

Sylvia Velez, Vibration Calibrator


“Weird to think that without the pandemic, an invention like this would seem dumb and wasteful.”

Wade Pollard, Systems Analyst