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LATEST: Microsoft presents wearable electronic dress – +Plastic Electronics

An image of the wearable texting frock

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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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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