Pauline Van Dongen
Van Dongen, quoted by Ha 2014, had two main inspiratios;
“One of them is the fact that we highly depend on connectivity. We’re all addicted to our smartphones and we want them constantly powered, and the better our batteries get, the more we’ll use them. And at the same time, working as a werable tech designer, I know the difficulties when integrating these kind of bulky batteries that don’t allow for any comfort or wearability. So that’s why I thought, why not power your phone through your clothes? And eventually power other interactive qualities that our garments are becoming a platform for.”
- Anthony Ha. (2014). Wearable Solar’s Prototype Dress Combines Fashion With Phone-Charging Capabilities. Available: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/06/wearable-solar-dress/. Last accessed 21/10/2014.