Checking the voltage an amperage on a blown out LED for my Life Dress.

Checking the voltage an amperage on a blown out LED for my Life Dress.

Complexities in Wearable Technology

Wearable technology makes fashion complicated. In the case of the Life Dress, I ran headfirst into a roadblock near the end of my time at grad school when I discovered that several of my LEDs had shorted out due to extreme heat exposure during the soldering process. Unfortunately, this was only determined after the dress was composed so the process of discovering, diagnosing, and replacing these LEDs was arduous, excessively time consuming, and not at all welcome.

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