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Can these clothes cure your smartphone addiction?

Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga has come up with a radical new way to combat smartphone addiction, but you won't find it on store shelves anytime soon.

Focus: Life Gear by Trident
Focus: Life Gear by Trident

It's pretty common to see droves of robots people walking around with their eyes glued to their screens. They're addicted to their smartphones, and are shirking real life to post selfies on Instagram.

Good news, everyone! Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga is on it. During Toronto Fashion Week, Morinaga unveiled a new garment line called Focus: Life Gear by Trident, which contains jackets, shirts, and pants crafted from radio-frequency-shielding fabric that supposedly deflects your phone's electromagnetic waves and renders the device essentially useless.

As long as your phone is in your pocket, you won't be distracted by the dings and buzzes from tweets, emails, and Facebook messages. In theory, this encourages you to engage with the world around you (wait, what's that again?).

Of course, it'll be a while before anything like Morinaga's Focus line makes its way to consumer shelves, and even then it would need a pretty radical style change if people actually to want to wear these things. Until we see such cell-blocking technology built into thick rimmed glasses, rolled-up jeans, and plaid shirts, the hipsters of the world will still be tapping away at glowing screens for the foreseeable future.

(Via Visual News)