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Sweater that protects you from drones

A New York-based artist and fashion designer have come up with the perfect fit for those who like to foil government voyeurs with clothing that blocks thermal radiation from the infrared scanners drones use.

world Updated: Jan 22, 2013 01:11 IST

A New York-based artist and fashion designer have come up with the perfect fit for those who like to foil government voyeurs with clothing that blocks thermal radiation from the infrared scanners drones use.

The anti-surveillance ' Stealth Wear' hoodies, burqas, scarves, t-shirts and other gear by Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield provide cover for anybody who wants to remain as undetected as possible.

Wearing Harvey and Bloomfield's radiation-blocking outfits would reportedly make that part of the body appear black to a drone, so that the image would appear like a disembodied limb.

The designers also created a special pouch for cell phones that shields them from trackers by blocking the radio signals that phones emit and a shirt that blocks detection of the wearer's heart.

Harvey has been researching the effects of surveillance on culture for several years as he continues to come up with ways to stay out of the government's sight.

According to Vice Magazine, he sees the designs as a kind of conversation about surveillance in society at large.

"It's about being cognizant about new developments. On one hand, it's to bring awareness to new forms of surveillance. On the other hand it's an exploration of materials," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.