Design Proposal of Space Clothes that Supports Lives in the Future Space Tourism Era
In a near future, many people will be able to visit and stay in the space hotels easier than now days. In this situation, a novel clothes that fit to the special environment will be required. In this paper, we describe the detail of a prototype of “space clothes”, a new clothes design that could solve the appearance and functionality conditions shown below.Conventional clothes especially skirts and loosely designed shirts are often difficult to be worn in space because it restricts wearer’s motion. On the other hand, such clothes are often preferred by women because of their elegance. The both elegance and functionality must be achieved for the clothes of the future space tourists.All the future space tourists should suffer from space sickness and sunburns by ultraviolet rays. Those issues will worsen the experience in the space. Future clothes for space tourists should be able to solve or be able to mitigate them. Based on these conditions, we developed a prototype of clothes for future space tourists(Figure 1(a)). This clothes is carefully designed to achieve both functionality and elegance. In addition, it embedded with bio-informatics display system to share wearer’s health status among other tourists to enable early initial treatment(Figure 1(b)). We believe that this paper could be a good opportunity to initiate the discussion to clear new market of clothes in space.
M. Ohkubo et al., "Design Proposal of Space Clothes that Supports Lives in the Future Space Tourism Era", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 100, pp. 59-63, 2017