Collaborators:BKLN Fashion Academy
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Project Brookdale is a set of technologies designed to enable fashion designers and others to explore the incorporation of technology into fashion. The hardware includes plug-and-play microcontrollers, which are called the Brain and Beads. The Brain is the heart of the operation, which handles the plug and play logic when a Bead is connected to it. Beads are custom sensors which are used for input, such as temperature, color, or location.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Project Brookdale is an evolution of a partnership with the BKLYN Fashion Academy, which led to unique wearable-tech fashion show. By observing designers as they created fashions for the runway for several months, researchers from the Microsoft Research, Microsoft MakeCode, and Microsoft Smart Tattoo teams were able to identify key technologies that would help them in the creation and construction processes.