This line of IPV clothing is the work of Adam Whiton and Yolita Nugent. The clothing is made of pressure sensitive fabric that can detect and measure impact to that clothing, or body underneath. It will then relay the data and information to a remote server where it can be accessed by authorities or archived for other purposes.
This is a pretty smart idea, but isn't pepper spray still a bit easier to carry around and operate? It seems like too many things could go wrong with the IPV clothing. I guess it just depends if the clothing can determine whether something is physical abuse or an accidental fall, etc. This project will be on display at the SIGGRAPH Fashion Show next week in Boston.