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On the Adafruit blog: IU's Wearable Tech Fashion Show

Electronics hardware company features IU design students, tech experts for #WearableWednesday promo

The electronics hardware company Adafruit today features UITS emerging technology analyst Nitocris Perez and IU design students on its blog for a promotion about wearable technology. 

Said Perez: "One thing I notice consistently with wearable hardware is how uncomfortable, and unfashionable it is. Especially for women. What we put on our bodies is an important expression of who we are and how we want to be seen. With the advent of wearable electronics we are entering an era where fashion and apparel, or the desire to wear something must be a consideration in consumer electronic design. I suspect we have these bulky, blocky wearables because it is being designed by and for individuals in a particular population demographic. It is not a secret there is uneven gender representation in the information technology and computer engineering industries."