MIT program in Media Arts and Sciences
The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to aid women in their struggle for protection from violence. When activated by the wearer, an electric current pulses just below the surface of the entire jacket.
Detecting Violence in a Wearable System involved the construction of a force sensing textile garment that could record forces on the body in an effort to identify violent or abusive behavior towards the wearer.
Adam Whiton is a researcher and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab researching the complex relationships between the body and technology. His current focus is in developing a sartorial method for wearable technologies. He develops clothing and textiles embedded with electronics and computation using the study of human factors, robotics and social theory to inform his design process.