Lucy Dunne with the knee brace
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'World's sexiest knee brace' on show

Wearable computing often foregoes sexiness in the pursuit of technological advancement.

But one project from the Wearable Technology Lab at the University of Minnesota seeks to make a statement on the need to make sure such technologies make the user look and feel good.

The team has created a stocking with a sensor woven into the fabric. It can alert the wearer if they are moving in the wrong way by creating a buzz at the top of the stocking if a leg is bent beyond a certain angle.

At the International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Zurich, team director Lucy Dunne told the BBC about how the knee brace works.

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