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Headworks 3D virtual mannequin

The world's first holographic intelligent mannequin has gone on display in the UK as part of a fashion exhibition taking place during London Technology Week.

The 3D virtual mannequin, designed by Headworks, features a holographic head atop a physical body. It is one of many inventions on show at the Fashion Tech Installation event to demonstrate the growing closeness of fashion and technology.

Additional exhibits include a 3D printed wearable garment designed by Modeclix and a 'Bruise Suit' developed by London's Royal College of Art, which detects injuries for disabled athletes with loss of sensation by applying a recyclable pressure-sensitive film to indicate the severity of incidents.

Also on display is 'InMoov Robot', a fashion/tech interactive robot dressed in a piece of clothing and projected onto with animated fashion imagery, and a series of men's sensor-enabled sports jackets by Infi-Tex clothing that allow the wearer to play music through sensors on their clothes. The clothing uses a new class of patented smart pressure sensitive materials, which will enable new switches and sensors to be printed onto textiles. A behind-the-scenes look at London Fashion Week using 360 degree video and content curated by creative communications agency Village also stars in the show.

The exhibition was curated by London-based fashion designer Brooke Roberts, an ex-NHS radiographer whose garments digitally knitted from medical scans will also be on display at the event.

"From fashion start-ups, 3D printing and social media, to improving in-store customer experience, brands in London have been leading the way in how to incorporate the latest tech advances into their fashion message," Roberts explains. "It is through the continuing collaboration of the London fashion and tech scenes that this crossover has become possible, opening the door for more collaborations on a larger scale in the future, limited only by our imaginations."

London Technology Week is Europe's largest festival of technology, convening with leading figures from the technology and wider business community and focusing on London as a tech hub. The event runs through June 26.

For more information, see http://londontechnologyweek.co.uk/