NYU Students Create Carbon Monoxide Detecting Clothing

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a deadly and ever-growing issue. According to the CDC, the ‘silent killer’ is responsible for more than 450 deaths per year.

But two students from NYU -- Sue Ngo and Nien Lam -- have designed prototype technology that hopefully will turn CO into something easily seen.

As seen in the video, the garments have carbon monoxide sensors that make blue veins appear on a lung and heart shaped piece of fabric when high levels of carbon monoxide from air pollution is detected.

The pair designed the fabric while at NYU's Tisch School of the Art. Hopefully, the prototype can be refined to see more uses and possibly save lives.

Hat tip to @ADTstaysafe for seeing this interesting technology.

Posted by Brent Dirks on Jan 28, 2011


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