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

24 September 2013 Last updated at 00:41 BST

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.