Connected clothing donates itself if not frequently worn

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Retrofitting unconnected items is one useful method for reducing waste through the Internet of Things. Two recent improvements are wireless tags that make any item smart and a single button that can be programmed to do anything. Using radio frequency identification (RFID), washable, wearable tags now allow networks of clothes to communicate. Created by researchers at Birmingham City University’s Future Media team, the smart wardrobe system sends messages to clothing owners. The messages depend on the weather and how regularly each item is worn. If items of clothing are rarely worn, they will contact a local charity to ask to…

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