'Invisible Dress' Reveals What's Behind the Wearer
An invisible dress has been created by Shih-Chien University students in Taiwan. It is a textile-based display with an integrated camera in the back.
When activated, the camera records the scene behind the wearer of the dress and then displays it on the textile display on the front.
"Somebody standing in front of the wearer will be able to see-trough that person, making her invisible, or almost invisible," according to the web site Talk2myshirt.
This design won the Gold Thread Award in the first AiQ Smart Clothing Design Contest which has attracted more than 30 teams.
This dress concept reminded me of both the invisible cloak from Ray Cummings 1931 story Brigands of the Moon (that was the example you were thinking of, right?) and the plastirobe from Philip K. Dick's 1954 short story Sales Pitch.
This Science Fiction in the News story used with permission of Technovelgy.com.