Teamlab’s hangers use RFID to take purchasing into the twenty first century (video)
Ever heard of an UltraTechnologist earlier than? Yeah, neither have we, however a gaggle of these imaginatively monikered people have banded their engineering and design expertise collectively to replace the purchasing expertise. Issued from their Teamlab artwork collective, a batch of RFID-embedded hangers have been put to the interactive check at Vanquish, a males’s retailer in Japan’s uber trendy Shibuya district. So, how do these newfangled garments hangers work? Clothes lifted off the rack by a curious buyer ship a sign to a close-by display that’ll show a back and front preview of the chosen outfit — fitted to an impossibly chiseled mannequin’s physique, in fact. The Teamlab hangers may also be used to control a store’s booming soundtrack and lighting, though we think about that would get fairly messy. So, should you rely your self amongst the claustrophobes that may’t deal with these encroaching dressing room partitions or in the event you merely take your fashion cues from photoshopped photographs of perfection then, hey — this tech’s for you.