The Personal Space Dress uses proximity sensors to create a protective forcefield when someone gets too close.

For those of us living in large cities, it’s usually the subway — but people living everywhere and commuting any way know how uncomfortable it is to feel that someone is invading your personal space, and no one knows more about that than then subway riders of Hong Kong. Falling victim to this feeling, Kathleen McDermott, an MFA Creative Media student at City University of Hong Kong, has created a mechanical dress that will adjust its hem when a nearby person starts creeping in too close.

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