05/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Detectair, High-Tech Vest, Alerts You To Pollutants In Your Airspace

Imagine being able to sidestep encounters with common urban pollutants like benzene, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and nitrogen oxide. That's the philosophy behind the "Detectair," a cowl-neck vest studded with LEDs that simulate the way you breathe based on the toxicity of your environment, along with tiny vibrators that alert you when you've wandered into an unhealthy airspace.

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