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From the BACtrack S80 Personal Breathalyzer to the Moov Now fitness tracker, one fact is hard to ignore: Sensors are playing a soaring role in consumer products. The Google Self-driving Car would be unthinkable without advanced sensor technology.

The most exciting sensor frontier may be in apparel. Sensors are already morphing themselves from gadgets into the freshest innovations in the threads we wear. The fashion of the future may hinge far more on what it does as well as how it looks, and chances are these wanted differences will be as invisible as they are powerful.