Here is a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to your body heat and sweat. A team of MIT researchers developed these flaps with microbial cells that respond to changes in humidity. As they explain:
The researchers say that moisture-sensitive cells require no additional elements to sense and respond to humidity. The microbial cells they have used are also proven to be safe to touch and even consume…. After five minutes of exercise, the suit’s flaps started opening up, right around the time when participants reported feeling warm and sweaty. According to sensor readings, the flaps effectively removed sweat from the body and lowered skin temperature, more so than when participants wore a similar running suit with nonfunctional flaps.
The researchers also integrated this technology into a prototype of a running shoe. The goal is to commercialize this technology in collaboration with sportswear companies.