New living-breathing workout gear uses bacteria to keep you cool

Signal of change / New living-breathing workout gear uses bacteria to keep you cool

By Ariel Muller / 14 Sep 2017

The Next Lululemon? New Living-Breathing Workout Gear Uses Bacteria To Keep You Cool

Who needs zippers? MIT researchers are using live bacterial cells that open and close as heat and sweat build up to create moisture-responsive workout suits. Moisture-wicking fitness gear is nothing new, but the next generation of dry-fit tees may keep you cool by shape-shifting where you sweat - no zippers, snaps, or velcro required.



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