Smart Fashion of the future
Sporty Supaheroe is an interactive city-cycling jacket for the urban nomad with a focus on adding visibility and security in the dark.
The system includes LEDs, sensors, a switch to turn it on/off and a rechargeable battery. It is flexible like textiles and encapsulated, so it is safe, moisture resistant and adapted for cleaning. The jacket also reacts to body movements and directional changes of its wearer via sensors.
The system is ultrathin and is fastened on the lining of the jacket facing towards the outer layer. The light function of the jacket becomes visible in translucid display areas in front and in the back, allowing the light to be seen on the surface oft the jacket. The lining can be buttoned out to access and handle the system easily.
Sporty Supaheroe and UTOPE is based on a cooperation between Wolfgang Langeder, Stretchable Circuits and Fraunhofer IZM. Both Partners have joined forces since January 2010 to develop innovative smart clothing system and will launch a menswear collection in 2014.
Sporty Supaheroe Jacket 01 is produced in Europe by Gysemans Clothing Group.
Sporty Supaheroe is awarded the Red Dot Design Award "Best of the Best" 2013
Further Information: UTOPE
Where to get: Crowdfunding campaign