The Collar That Changes Shape When You Receive Unwanted Attention

​Forget awkward stares and blushing skin, this piece of clothing will get rid of someone who is annoying you​, pronto

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When you're out with your friends and spot an old Tinder date giving you the eye across the bar, what do you do?

Grab your nearest friend to act as a human shield?

Duck and army crawl towards the exit?

Give them a death stare à la Eleven from Stranger Things?

Well, your prayers have been answered because fashion designer Behnaz Farahi (the architect and interaction designer who experiments with interactivity and its connection to the human body) has invented a garment that will rid unwanted attention immediately.

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For Farahi's latest project 'Caress of the Gaze', she created a 3D-printed collar that detects and reacts when someone looks at it, either shrinking or extending spikes in the direction of the onlooker.

Basically, it transforms you into a chic-looking hedgehog. 

While this might not be an item of clothing you'll want to choose on a first date (a porcupine-like spine digging into your date mid-kiss might not bode well), it also uses an algorithm to figure out the gender and age of the onlooker to mirror your biological behaviour in the path of someone's gaze.

Think of it as an edgy, wearable wingwoman.

'It was inspired by looking at the behavior and properties of skin,' Farahi told media brand Fast Company.

'The idea was to create an artificial skin inspired by nature, with enhanced functionality, which could function as an extension of our actual skin, while providing novel forms of interaction between our body and the surrounding environment,' she added.

Wearable technology at its finest. 

Watch a video on how the collar works below:

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