The Lumalive T-Shirt is an extension of my first project during my bachelor Industrial Design at the University of Technology Eindhoven. Professor Kees Overbeeke saw our concept of a friend-finder T-shirt for festivals and invited us to develop it for the CHI conference in Boston. A design iteration together with PhD candidates and researchers from the Designing Quality in Interaction research group led to the Lumalive T-shirt that is able to absorb colours from its surroundings and display an image accordingly.
The T-shirts use Philips’ Lumalive technology and are able to show images on a 14×14 pixel grid. With some hacking the PhD’s were able to control the technology and implement the ideas from the collaborate creative sessions.