This is a really cool new piece of tech that utilises the natural behavior of certain microorganisms to power objects and interfaces, the same way a motor might.

BioLogic relies on Bacillus subtilis natto—a bacterium, commonly used in Japanese cooking, that reacts to atmospheric moisture, to create clothing that adjust to it’s wearer breathing rhythm as their body heat and humidity increase and decreases, curling upwards allowing it to ‘breathe’ if it gets to 100% humidity the flaps will be 100% open allowing it to breathe freely.

BioLogic have turned natto cells into a film which then was printed on to layers of spandex and turned in to clothing. Different patterns printed onto the cells will create different behaviour patterns. For example, to make the fabric curl it is applied uniformly across the fabric, to make it bend sharply the cells are applied in straight lines.