MIT Engineers Use Metamaterials, NASA Tech to Create the Perfect Dress Shirt
The team, Ministry of Supply, is taking donations via Kickstarter for their Apollo line of dress shirts, which use phase-change materials to absorb heat from your body to cool you off when it’s hot, then release it when things cool down. It’s similar to technology used in NASA-approved spacesuits.
The shirts keep sweat and moisture off of you, and use an anti-microbial coating to keep you smelling fresh. The shirt has been a hit on Kickstarter so far, blowing past its initial goal of $30,000. To keep the funding rolling in, the team has been offering incentives, like new colors or patterns for reaching certain goals. At last count they were at more than $178,000.
(via Video: MIT Alumni Bring Spacesuit Tech to Temperature-Regulating Dress Shirts | Popular Science)