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MoMA has acquired the first 3D 'Kinematics Dress'

Wearable technology is nothing new, but what about a 3D dress?

Researchers created a dress with Kinematics, a 4D printing system, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has acquired the creation for its permanent collection. The "Kinematics Dress" was printed as a single folding piece, its creators explain, and it didn't require any additional assembly.

The scientists used applications called Kinematics Cloth and Kinematics Fold, along with body scans, to create the dress. The dress was folded before printing, and it unfolded into the dress shape. According to the dress' creators, it includes 2,279 triangular panels, connected by 3,316 hinges, all in one piece of nylon fabric. Check out the dress' painstaking creation in the video below. --Meghan DeMaria