'Personal Space Dress' keeps people away

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

Ever had to deal with a close-talker? Or fellow commuters crowding you on the subway? There's now a dress for that.

Artist and graduate student Kathleen McDermott created the 'Personal Space Dress' equipped with 'proximity sensors and a plastic armature' that allows the skirt to expand when a person comes too close. The dress is part of a series of wearable electronics for women that McDermott has created.


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