The year-long exhibit that opened last week is called “Wired to Wear” and features over 100 innovations from brands, designers, engineers, and artists across 15 countries bringing together the world’s best examples of wearable technology. From haute couture showstoppers to prosthesis, this exhibit represents the wide-range of wearable technology and the unlimited possibilities that lie ahead for the industry.
“It’s important to show people how encompassing and inclusive wearable technology can be,” said Lisa Lang, Founder & CEO of ElektroCouture and ThePowerHouse. “While #MarleneGlows represents all that glitters and sparkles in the realm of fashion tech, there are limitless ways in which wearable technology can further advance medical devices, clothing, sports apparel, mobility and so much more.”
This newly opened exhibit will be open to the public until April 2020. Other items showcased at this exhibit include: Skin sensors, dresses that move based on adrenaline, a jet pack, self-lacing shoes and much more.
“Wearable technology has been steadily gaining momentum for years and is on the cusp of taking hold in mainstream society. We believe this is the absolute right time to show people the innovation underway and help our guests understand why their closet will look radically different in only a few years,” said David Mosena, president and chief executive officer, MSI. “We are thrilled to open Wired to Wear and are confident that the experience will redefine how people think about wearable technology and what it can become.”
This exhibit includes hands-on portions and is divided into three areas: personal, social and possible. With 8,000 square feet dedicated to wearable technology this exhibit represents the most cutting-edge technology in this field.
“‘Wired to Wear’ celebrates designers, makers, engineers and artists across titles and ages who are working together in the spirit of creativity and invention,” said Anthony Vitagliano, MSI’s vice president of exhibitions and experiences. “The story we’re telling is as much about the people who have explored this exciting mash-up of technology and our clothing as much as it is about the products themselves.”
MSI is one of the largest science museums in the world and offers unique interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. For more information on the exhibit and the museum, visit www.msichicago.org.