The Wearable Technology Designer's Web Tool is a tool that leads designers / developers through a series of questions about their wearable technology project. The questions are designed to force designers to think of all options at the beginning of a project, illuminating opportunities and shortcomings in accessibility caused by decisions along the way. As the designer makes selections pertaining to the purpose and interaction styles of their project a body map builds in real time showing where on the body the technology might best be placed. When all the questions are answered the tool creates a .pdf with the body map and all pertinent design and accessibility considerations for the project (including an extensive list of academic references for deeper research). The Wearable Technology Designers Web Tool is free to use. https://wearabletechwebtool.ipat.gatech.edu
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