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Computerised clothing. Fashion model wears comput- erised "smart clothes". The floral headpiece of this Kimono-cation outfit contains a mobile elect- ronic mail (e-mail) receiver; the flowers flash when e-mail is received. A tiny speaker inserted in her ear reads out the message discreetly. The ear clip also has a microphone which detects the bone vibrations that occur when the wearer speaks, allowing her to record & send her own e-mail just by talking. This shows how "smart clothes" can continuously cater for a user's needs. Such clothes may soon be used widely. The dress was a collabor- ation between researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, & fashion designers.
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