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Computerised clothing. Fashion model wears computerised "smart clothes". This Electric Dress design has Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), wires, batteries, switches and micro-controllers embroidered onto it. These computer components sense where the dress is being touched, and act so that the LEDs in these areas light up. This demonstrates how "smart clothes" can continuously respond to a wearer's actions and environment. Such clothes may soon have widespread practical applications. The dress, inspired by 17th century rococo designs, was a collaboration between researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and international fashion designers.
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