The Houston Technology Collaboration Center organizes a Wearable Technology Workshop every spring at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. NASA and other companies post challenges for students to respond to. My teammate, Kristine Yang, and I chose a challenge submitted by Patagonia to create an emergency avalanche transceiver garment. Working back and forth with Patagonia, we created a vest with specialized pockets that protects an avalanche transceiver from electromagnetic interference caused by electronic devices and metal objects commonly carried while in snowy backcountry areas.

Wearable Technology
Pratt Institute

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