Wearables Get the Sexy Runway Treatment

Who says you have to sacrifice on looks if you're into wearable tech?

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In a mashup of fashion and technology, Living in Digital Times hosted a wearable tech runway show at Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California.

There were smartwatches and wristbands, yes, but also clothing that changed color based on tactile response, clutch handbags with speakers, and a bizarre light-up wig.

The model pictured here wore cards with markers on them that an iPad's camera picked up, displaying graphics on its screen.

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The pink clutch worn by the woman here had speakers inside.

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Of course it wouldn't be a tech wearables show without some selfies.

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This model sported wireless headphones from Velodyne, because sometimes less is more.

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This model wore a Narrative Clip, a tiny, life-logging camera.

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Along with this "orange butterfly" dress, here's also smart jewelry from FashionTEQ, which syncs with your smartphone and provides notifications of incoming calls or texts.

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The 94Fifty "smart" basketball, which has a sensor inside for tracking players' game.

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Pictured here is San Francisco-based Sensoree's Neurotiq, a knitted, 3-D printed, EEG brain sensor.

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Angela Dale's "Chameleon" cocktail dress, which frequently changed colors as the model strutted the runway.

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Attendees were loving it.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com