Wearables Research Collaboratory

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Welcome to the Collaboratory

The Wearables Research Collaboratory (WRC) is an open collaboration and research space for wearables-related initiatives, projects, and ideas stemming from the burgeoning interest in wearables and their impact on users and their work. As a collaboratory, we represent an incubator for bold ideas, an environment where participants explore emerging wearables and share empirical direction for investigating the challenges and opportunities these technologies represent.

We meet every Friday, 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm at Nolte 203.

Please email wrcollab@umn.edu if you’d like to join us. There is no commitment necessary. All undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and faculty members are welcomed to drop by!

WRC is also social! Find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the most up-to-date information about our work.


Latest Blog Posts

Professor Julianna Abel and Graduate Research Assistant Kevin Eschen gave the Wearables Research Collaboratory a tour of their lab in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. As part of the $317 million public-private partnership called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), they test fabrics knitted with heat- and electricity-conducting fibers to see how the knits respond to changes in environmental conditions.  

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:15pm

Laura: This week the Google Daydream and Pixel phone arrived, so I’ve been having fun playing around with them.laura blog

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:45am