Warm-up Project

Wearable Tech Warm Up Project

*also, the tape covering some of the conductive threads on the inside of the bag were needed for insulation. The threads running from the lights on the inside to the light on the zipper flap would occasionally make contact and short the circuit depending on how folded the bag top was.


With more time this issue and others mentioned could be fixed by creating a custom patterned bag to fully integrate and minimize the lilypad arduino and its components.

Light up bag

LED Shoes

Idea/Purpose: I created wearable LED shoes that would Light up and show a wave of color based on how much pressure each step is, how long it is held and how many in a row are taken Design: Each shoes has an LED strip attached to the rubber bottoms and a velostat […]

Smart Sleeve

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Idea/Purpose: I created a device that provides relief to people suffering from varicose veins and muscle soreness. The idea here is to use vibrations to mimic a massage and thus use it to increase blood circulation.

Design: The sleeve is designed to be worn on an arm or a leg and has Velcros that make it adjustable. This allows it to adapt to various sizes. The FLORA board is also attached to the sleeve by Velcros so it can be easily removed before the sleeve is washed.

Electronics: The FLORA board is connected to an accelerometer that detects motion. So whenever the person is still, the sensor turns on the vibration motors and  when the person moves it turns them off. The LED seen in the video is just an on board Neo Pixel which is there to show that the device works (i.e the LED and the vibration motors either both turn off or both turn on at the same time).

More time: Because I finished my project on time and my device works as expected, I would go for more money instead of more time. If I had more money then I would buy a good quality sleeve (or stitch a better one myself) , better vibrations pads and probably would have added more functionality (heating pad for example).








Posture Sensor

I used a flex sensor, which is calibrated for my back, to make a posture sensor. If the flex sensor is bent beyond a certain angle, the vibe board vibrates to let me know that my posture needs correcting. If I sit up straight, it stops vibrating. If I had […]

Heating blanket_Emma

For winter time, I think a heating blanket will be a good idea. However, my heating pads didn’t heat up and I still don’t know the reason even though I tried my best to set up the whole circuit. All the wires are connected in the right way, the LED […]

Overstride Leggings

Over-striding can be a problem for runners since it can increase strain on the legs, throw off pacing, and increase risk of injury. Although over-striding mainly deals with the distance between your striking leg and your center of gravity, striking with too straight of a leg can signal an overs-stride. […]

Light-Up Necklace

I designed a necklace that lights up when there is light and the lights stop where they are in the pattern in the dark. I 3D printed the piece that holds the lights and made a removable chain piece that wraps around one of the shoulders. If I had more […]