This course is an examination of the many categories of wearable technology, as well as closely related fields, such as wearable computing, techno fashion, electronic textiles, intelligent jewellery and smart clothes. Students will research, experiment with and design wearable technology projects, from conceptual work to pragmatic solutions and applications. In this course, we will study how technology can be used in wearable contexts as a means to complement the functions of the human body and enhance personal expression. The course covers product design, fashion design and prototype production. The course offers a theoretical introduction and foundation, which is iterated through practical course elements in the form of concept development and prototyping.

TED Talks on Wearable Tech