UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Faculty members from the Stuckeman School and the Penn State College of Medicine have come together to organize the Wearing the Future Workshop from 9:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hershey, 550 East Main Street, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
The event is free and open to the public.
The purpose of the workshop is to develop partnerships between researchers who work on problems in wellness and health care that can be addressed using sensors, devices, materials/fabrics and other computational materials worn on the body.
“This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss how we can harness the potential of wearables and smart materials to meet wellness and health care needs,” said Felicia Davis, assistant professor of architecture.
Davis is cohosting the conference with Rebecca Bascom, a professor in the College of Medicine and a practicing pulmonary critical care doctor at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Participants from the University Park area are welcome to take the University Park – Hershey Shuttle Service offered through the Penn State Office of the Vice President of Research to the event with the shuttle departing from the Nittany Lion Inn for Hershey at 6:50 a.m. on Monday. Transportation from the College of Medicine in Hershey to the hotel and back for return shuttle service will be provided to workshop participants.
Questions about the workshop can be directed to Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.