On-Body and In-Closet Wearable Technology
August 16, 2012
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
|Where||Marsfield Lecture Theatre|
|Contact Name||Jessie Yin|
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Dr. Lucy Dunne
University of Minnesota
Thursday 16 August 2012 at 11am
The human factors of clothing range from the physical and psychological impact of "wearing" to the memory and decision-making required to manage a wardrobe. This talk will explore current research at the University of Minnesota's Wearable Technology Lab, including development and analysis of techniques for garment-integration of technology for rehabilitation and spaceflight applications, and investigation of the variables and strategies at play in management of the home wardrobe.
Lucy E. Dunne is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Health Informatics. She received BS and MA degrees from Cornell University in Textiles and Apparel, and a PhD in Computer Science from University College Dublin, as well as an AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Tompkins-Cortland Community College. Her research is focused on wearability and wearable technology and explores new aesthetics and functionality in apparel, human-device interface, and human factors of wearable products.