How wearable technology could change the way we think about air pollution

June 28, 2016
Artist Kasia Molga’s “Human Sensor” project changes color and pattern in response to the wearer’s breathing and the surrounding air quality.
Artist Kasia Molga’s “Human Sensor” project changes color and pattern in response to the wearer’s breathing and the surrounding air quality.
Nick Harrison

Kasia Molga, a U.K.-based artist and designer, has developed specially designed clothing which changes colors and patterns in response to human breathing patterns and air pollution. While Molga’s project is primarily artistic in nature, Michael Jerrett—chair of UCLA’s department of environmental health sciences—maintains that this technology and personal sensors on a broader scale represent promising tools for assessing people’s exposure to air pollution.

Read more at The Washington Post