Intel and Wearables: Breaking Into the Fashion Industry

Intel made news last week with the introduction of a "smart shirt" that monitors your heartbeat and communicates with any smartphone. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled the prototype at the Code Conference in California.

The shirt contains conductive fibers and plugs into a small box powered by Intel's new Edison processor.

The shirt is just one part of the Internet of Things initiative Intel showed off at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year. But how does a processor company produce smart shirts, bracelets, and other high-tech and high-fashion wearables? Only with the help of partner companies.

The shirt was developed along with AIQ, and the Intel has turned to the fashion design industry for other partners. Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore was in Vegas for CES, and spoke with Intel's Claudine Mangano about the company's products and partners.

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