14 May 2016
Students Present Wearable Technology at NASA
A+D Students were members of interdisciplinary teams that were invited to participate, along with students from Pratt Institute, the University of Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Alaska, in the Wearable Technology Symposium hosted by NASA at its Johnson Space Center.
Students Monica Welcker (Industrial Design), Namitha Somasundara (Computer Engineering), Megan Kelly (Architecture), Kevin Malhotra (Computer Engineering), Brian Elliott (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Malik White (Architecture), Jarett Volkoff (Industrial Design), and (Adam) Yang Song (Mechanical Engineering) presented projects ranging from Modular Deformation Sensor Networks, a Multimodal Caution and Warning System, and an Inflatable Habitat Secondary Structure.
The three Virginia Tech teams were led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Paola Zellner, who teaches the Textile Space course, and Professor Tom Martin from the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, whose research focuses on e-textiles and wearable computing.