This takes ‘smart’ clothing to a whole new level!
Gesture recognition software allows users to pick up a call by raising their hand to their ear and end a conversation by letting it fall to their side.
The M-Dress, designed by the London-based fashion company CuteCircuit, will ring when an incoming call is received and different ringtones can be assigned to different numbers.
But the garment can only call a limited number of pre-programmed contacts, according to Mashable, the technology website.
The dress is described as being made of “a dark, richly textured, form-fitting silk jersey” and will be released in 2011. Its price remains undisclosed.
The antanna, described as “super-tiny”, is stitched into the bottom hem of the dress, which rests at about knee-height, to reduce the amount of radiation that the wearer is exposed to.
A message on the CuteCircuit website said: “Very often phone calls are missed because mobile phones are quite awkward to carry, especially for women, that have garments with small or no pockets.To allow women to stay connected while remaining stylish, CuteCircuit designed the M- Dress. A mobile phone in its own right but built out of soft circuitry.”
What happens though, if I need to scratch my nose?
Hmmm, I see the possibility of many accidental phone calls in the future: “What? Oh, hello. Uh, who’s this…Mom? No, no I didn’t want anything, sorry uh…I called by accident, I was just scratching my nose, but of course I am SO happy to talk to you!”
Welcome to the future of technology!