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The virtual catwalk

Duration: 07:43

Science presenter Rani Price meets Dr Melissa Kao, a scientist who has combined a large shop mirror with a video camera, motion sensor and computer. This allows shoppers to superimpose images of clothes onto their reflection, and share images via social networking sites.

Rani then meets Marta Tomecka, a computer scientist, who uses a computer programme to virtually model clothes on an avatar. She describes her educational background and how computer science would benefit anyone wanting to get into the fashion industry.

Available since: Thu 21 Feb 2013

This clip is from

Beneath the Lab Coat Episode 1

1/2 Investigates the science behind fashion, cosmetics, space travel, cybernetics and more.

First broadcast: 21 Feb 2013

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