Others believe that the emerging Internet of Things will allow better non-invasive technology, such as Andrea Tomassini, founder and CTO of the technology and fashion start-up Wearableitalia. “Technology and the fashion industry can improve the quality of life, and with IOT technology offer freedom, security and improve health. It’s a hybrid combination that wants to combine the past and the future. People are smart, so also fashion can be smart.”

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