Intel has partnered with designer Hussein Chalayan to create smart glasses and belts to detect the stress level of models in his Paris runway show.

The glasses have EEG electrodes near both temples, to collect brain waves.  The nose bridge includes an optical sensor, to measure heart rate variability, and a microphone, to measure breathing. Data is processed using a Curie module,  and sent, via Bluetooth, to a 3D printed belt worn by the models. Belt integrated Curie modules receive the data, and an Intel Compute Stick processes the defined stress metric. A waist projector sent the images to a wall, indicating real-time stress levels, while the models walked.

The company has not released details of its EEG sensors and signal processing techniques, which influence the accuracy of the wearable technology.

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