Interactive color and pattern generation on wearable textiles
The model of the material experiment is the mysterious octopus. He owes his hunting success to strong tentacles and not least his camouflage.
People usually change their skin color involuntarily, for example in embarrassing situations, fear, or physical exertion. Animals, on the other hand, can use such color changes specifically to camouflage themselves, to warm up, or to communicate.
The prototype combines color-changing materials with muscle sensors to create a skin-like material, the color or pattern of which can be regulated as required by muscle activity. A second skin with new visual possibilities.


Interactive color-changing surface
The inspiration for this material experiment was the mysterious octopus. Powerful tentacles and camouflage make him a highly effective hunter.
Humans tend to change the color of their skin unconsciously, for example in embarrassing, fearful, or exhausting situations. Certain animals, however, are able to consciously control their skin color for disguise, heat regulation, or communication.
The prototype combines color-changing fabrics with muscle sensors to create a skin-like material that is capable of altering its color or pattern at will through muscle activity – A second skin with innovative visual possibilities.