Do you suffer from sweaty, stinky armpits that are enough to make your cheeks turn pink and your colleagues keel over?
Former MIT graduates claim to have designed a space-age business shirt that will regulate your body temperature, take care of pesky odours and protect you from embarrassing underarm sweat marks.
When the office gets too hot and your armpits start to get steamy, specially developed materials in the shirt kick into action to help your body stay cool and collected.
The high-tech Apollo shirt was created by Gihan Amarasiriwardena, Aman Advani, Kit Hickey, Kevin Rustagi, who are collectively known as the Ministry of Supply. They started developing the futuristic fabric used in the shirt after designing space suits at MIT.
The Ministry of Supply explains how the technology works in a description on crowd-sourced funding site Kickstarter.
"Your temperature rises and falls many times throughout the day. Using the same technology that Nasa uses in space suits, our proprietary blend of fibres, Apollo will literally control your body temperature," says the Ministry of Supply.
"Apollo uses Phase-change Materials to pull heat away from your body and actually store it in the shirt - like a battery. This way, when you get back into your AC'ed office, the shirt will release the heat back to you and keep your skin at the temperature it should be at."
Sure sounds better than the underarm sweat pads that have become popular in Japan.
More than 1,500 people have put money towards Ministry of Supply's Apollo shirt project on Kickstarter, collectively pledging over US$223,500 (RM709,050).
The Apollo shirt is expected to be released in late summer 2012. - Relaxnews 2012