Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve (hooray bad puns!):
A smart textile dress has been unveiled by Microsoft Research.
Made almost entirely from black and white rice paper, the Printing Dress comes equipped with a laptop, a projector and four circuit boards, with functional elements including buttons and the hem.
The wearer can type messages on a keyboard laced into the bodice, which are then projected on to the skirt, says the Microsoft News Centre.
The dress won Best Concept, and Best in Show, at the 15th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers in June.
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