MIT Team bioLogic Wins Multiple Design Awards with Extraordinary Living Textile that Transform Based on Users' Needs

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The award winning synthetic bio-skin reacts to body heat and sweat, causing flaps around heat zones to open, enabling sweat to evaporate and cool down the body through an organic material flux.



The MIT bioLogic design team has won multiple A' Design Awards with their extraordinary textile design, the bioLogic team explored how bacterial properties can be applied to fabric and formed into living interfaces between body and environment. They found novel ways of using Natto bacteria, which move in response to humidity change. The team harvested Natto cells and applied them to fabric with custom 3D printers.The cell-infused fabric was used to make sport garments. As fabric in the suit reacts to perspiration, tiny vents over bodily heat zones open and close allowing for rapid cooling.

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In a bio lab, the team discovered that microscopic humidity-sensitive bacteria can be harvested and used as nanosensors and nanoactuators. Such mechanisms are applied to fabric using custom-made micro-resolution printing technology. This synthetic breathing skin is activated by perspiration and body heat. The bioLogic team won three awards with their extraordinary innovation; The bioLogic tem won the much coveted Platinum A' Design Award, in Textile Design, a Golden A' Design Award in Wearable-Technologies Design and a Silver Award in Fashion Design; the bioLogic provides superior meanwhile looking great. Visit the profile of the luminary design team bioLogic at to access high resolution images as well as interviews.

The bioLogic was designed by the MIT team: Lining Yao, Wen Wang, Guanyun Wang, Helene Steiner, Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Oksana Anilionyte and Hiroshi Ishii.

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