Health Wearable Technology (On-Site)

Pre-Studio Activity

Chris Perry

Creating Your Studio Setup


When looking to build anything, the materials chosen become very important, and this is no different for our project.  We will be on the look out for a few different types of materials with varied uses.  The best location to begin your search is the recycling bin, but please make sure to approve this with adults prior to delving in.

For each of these properties, have a picture ready and your reason for why you chose it. No re-using materials, each should be a different material.

  1. Strong: Find a piece of material which is very strong. When we use the word strong, how does this fit your material?
  2. Weak: Find a material which is weak.  Does this fit the same definition from your strong material or do strength and weakness take on different meanings for different materials?  Why would you want a weak material in your bot?
  3. Flexible: Find a piece of material which is flexible.  Does this material return to its original shape after being flexed or does it stay in a new shape?  Is is harder to flex in one direction than another?
  4. Fold-able: Find a material which folds.  How is this different from your flexible material?
  5. Easy to cut: Find a material which you can easily(and safely!) cut with scissors.  Why would this material be useful for your bot?
  6. Hard to cut: Find a material which is hard to cut (and please do not try to cut it now). Why might this be useful for your bot?  What might be a challenge when using this?

Hat For Help

Hugo Jimenez
Course Schedule
  • 000 | Icebreaker | Dance + Enhance Telephone Game
  • 001 | Platform Overview | Create Your First Blog Post
  • Studio Introduction
  • 00 | Intro Exercise | Mobile Mobile
  • Precedent Discussion (Review Precedent Libraries)
  • 01 | Precedent Analysis
  • 02A | Brainstorming Part I & Part II
  • 02B | Collective Brainstorming & Team Formation
  • 03 | Introduction to Prototyping | Research
  • 04 | Sketch Modeling
  • 04 | Sketch Modeling Continued
  • 05 | Feedback and Critique 
  • Discuss Advanced Prototyping (Prepare for hands-on portion, review slide-decks) 
  • 06 | Storyboarding
  • 07 | Advanced Prototyping (hands-on) 


  • Prototyping Day
  • Desk Critiques


  • Final Build Day!


  • 08 | Diagramming
  • 09 | Create Presentations


  • Presentation Day!

Studios will begin on August 9th and end on Aug 20th. Students will be in session from 10 am - 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm.

NuVu Platform: Logging In

James Addison

If you have used the NuVu Platform before AND you remember your password, then skip to STEP 4 and 5. If this is your first time using the Platform or if you have forgotten your password, then follow all of the steps below. 

STEP 1: In the top-right corner, click the word "login." 

STEP 2: When the black menu appears, click "reset password," and enter your school email address, and then click "Send Password Reset Link."

STEP 3: Check your school email account for an email from NuVu. Be sure to check your junk email folder as well if you don't see the email in your inbox. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password.

STEP 4: You should now see your name in the top right corner. Success! (your screen will look slightly different than mine). Under "Studios" click on our current studio, "Cyborg Enhancements". You can also find this studio by clicking on your name in the top right corner.

STEP 5: You are now on the landing page for our studio for the rest of the term! To let me know that you have succeeded in making it this far, make a celebratory comment under the post "comment here!" This post will only appear if you have logged in successfully. 

Zooming Guide

Jiyoo Jye

8 Things to know

Amro Arida


Clara Lloret


The project is about a necklace with different cologne pots inside it. These will contain a different fragment each.

The idea is that the smells that are in the pots are of a specific memory or sensation. It has been proven that smells make you remember and transport you in some way to the place where you smelled that aroma, so when you put one of the scents on it, it will be to remember or feel something again.

The necklace can be very helpful to people who are having a hard time and want to be able to remember what it was like to be happy to move on ... Everything and what I know, it can be used for many other things, such as to help remember people with , for example alzeimer.

The materials I have used to make this example of a souvenir necklace is mostly wood. This has been custom cut and designed to fit. To simulate the different cologne bottles I have used different colored straws to simulate the different essences.

The desalinating backpack

Pol Piera

Health Wearable Technology

Jenny Kinard

Session 3: Aug 9-20, 2021

Wearable technology is everywhere today. The Apple Watch lets you monitor your daily fitness, read emails, summon Siri, and make and receive phone calls from your wrist. During a pandemic, how can we use the potential of wearable technology to approach health and wellness? As we start to adjust to the new normal, we will seek more information about ourselves, our surroundings, and contacts at school and in our own neighborhood.

In the healthcare industry, wearable technology is being used to address big problems, and all around the world, designers are creating smart and responsive apparel, accessories, fitness wear, and assistive devices to enhance people’s everyday life. Are you ready to make the next breakthrough product in wearable tech?

In this Studio, we will be developing the next generation of health-focused wearable tech products! Using innovative textiles, materials, and technologies, you will learn how to design wearable tech products that will improve the lives of people, patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. 

Through this process, students will learn the basics of electronics, microcontrollers and computer programming. They will learn how to integrate external sensors (from simple switches and buttons to heart rate and muscle sensors) and actuators (such as motors, lights, speakers, solenoids, valves, fans) into their designs to create responsive products for the body.


Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:

   Industrial Design

     Interaction Design

   Fashion Design

   Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)




   Robotics (Arduino, Sensors, Actuators)


  • Enrolling students must be between the ages of 11 to 18


Presentation HUGO final project

Hugo Jimenez