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The next generation of wearable tech

Electronic clothing is moving from the catwalk to the real world.

Wearable technology, as it is known, is made from conductive threads, LEDs and computer circuits.

Although some of the designs are purely aesthetic, others have more practical functions, such as allowing you to answer your phone without reaching into your pocket or allowing people to monitor their health.

LJ Rich reports on the progress of wearable technology.

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