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Welcome to the UMN Wearable Technology Lab, housed in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel. We are part of the College of Design's Wearable Product Design Center.
Use the links at the left to browse our research projects. Interested in visiting, collaborating, or doing a UROP project? Contact Dr. Dunne at LDunne@umn.edu to get involved!
WTL in the News:
11/14/2012: Congrats to WTL and WPDC members on receiving many awards at the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual conference!
5/3/2012: NASA Pursues Wearable Technology (overview of WTL/JSC collaboration -- Aviation Week)
4/5/2012: Minnesota Daily highlights Kaila's NASA internship
2/28/2012: Special issue of Fashion Practice will focus on Fashion and Health. See the Call for Papers for more information.
2/20/2012: WTL profiled in the winter issue of HGA's magazine Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot
2/8/2012: WTL/ADES collaboration with NASA profiled in Minnesota Daily
6/15/2011: UMN News features ADES/ECE solar garment collaboration
5/28/2011: WTL smart clothing research profiled in Korea's IT Times
4/23/2011: Undergraduate ADES/WTL students collaborate with UMN ECE students to produce a family of solar-powered garments.
4/8/2011: WTL smart wardrobe research quoted in the Syney Morning Herald
11/10/2010: The Line Media profiles smart clothing at the WTL
10/25/2010: Danish TV Magazine Horisont profiles the WTL
6/28/2010: Dr. Dunne is Lady Geek of the Week :)
6/22/2010: UMNews feature on the WTL
6/8/2010: Posture-monitoring research discussed in the Future of Health
5/1/2010: Catch Dr. Dunne on this month's Access Minnesota TV program (or on the YouTube version)
4/12/2010: Minnesota magazine profile on WTL Imagine fund project
10/12/2009: Research @UMN discusses the "body electric"