This Zipper Lets You Know When Your Fly is Down
In the future, we could all be sporting pants that send out alerts if we forget to zip up the fly. Chaotic R&D, an innovation firm that brainstorms product and marketing ideas, recently debuted the concept apparel, according to Fast Company.
Dubbed Notifly, the trouser tech features a circuit board and a fabric-based switch in the crotch, a combo that's able to recognize when the user has buttoned up. If the pants button is closed, but the zipper is still down after eight seconds, the device sends a Bluetooth-based text message alerting you to close up shop.
Chaotic calls it “your personal pervert alert” (a term they’ve actually trademarked). There’s been no announcement about a possible partnership with an apparel manufacturer, but one would hope Levis could see the potential.
Learn more about the UI design demonstrated by the smart clothing in the video above.
[h/t Fast Company]