Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) recent introduction of a heartbeat-monitoring "smart shirt" underscores the importance the company is placing on the huge Internet of Things trend. (Related video: What is "The Internet of Things"? We Travelled 9,000 Miles to Find Out.)

The shirt contains conductive fibers and plugs into a small box powered by Intel's new SD-size Edison computer. This is just a part of Intel's Internet of Things initiative it showed off at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore was in Vegas for CES, and spoke with Intel's Claudine Mangano about the company's IoT initiative, and the role Edison plays within it.

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