Wish there was a gadget able to transform your boring office uniform into a party outfit, or even a device that guides you straight to new friends?
Then call Marcelo Coelho.
A researcher with Fluid Interfaces at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, Coelho works at the cutting edge of wearable devices that may be smarter than the person wearing them.
One of the most promising areas is clothing that integrates computers and can practically think for itself.
"You can program your shirt for it to change color, or move to a different pattern," he said. "Maybe you're at work today and want your shirt one way, but you'll be at a party tonight and want it different."
Another creation is a dress with a hemline that rises and falls -- or another dress, decorated with gently opening and closing flowers.
Coelho, 35, was speaking at MIT's 2015 EmTech conference Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, where for two days leaders in emerging technology give glimpses of the future.
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