Wearable Technologies Workshop
April 29 & 30, 2019

hosted by the NASA Johnson Space Center

Are you developing wearable technologies or solutions?

Are you looking for wearable solutions or collaboration partners?

The Technology Collaboration Center will hold a two day workshop on Wearable Technologies on April 29 & 30, 2019, hosted by NASA Johnson Space Center.

Day 1 - Challenge Day

The first day of the workshop will be for the Challenge Program, where organizations submitted their unmet Wearable Technologies challenges to the TCC.  16 university student teams have been assigned to develop proof-of-concept prototypes for 8 challenges, submitted by the NASA Johnson Space Center, Patagonia, VF Corporation and VINSS.  The teams will make a presentation and demonstrate their project results on April 29.

Day 2 - Presentation Day

The second day of the event will have presentations on the latest wearable technology developments or unmet challenges related to wearables.

If your organization is interested in wearable technologies, please visit the TCC’s website to register for the workshop, or to request an opportunity to make a presentation.

Tickets for the workshop are $150, with single day tickets for April 29 at $50 and April 30 at $100.  TCC Members get a 50% discount.

Details on the workshop, including the agenda, presenters, and workshop location will be provided to registered attendees.  The Marriott Courtyard is providing a limited number of discounted rooms for workshop attendees, click here for more information.

The TCC is also now accepting Collaboration Requests related to wearable technologies.  Requests submitted in conjunction with the workshop will be highlighted at the workshop and the TCC’s website.  The TCC waives Collaboration Concierge Service program fees for requests submitted in conjunction with a workshop.

Please contact the TCC about submitting a Collaboration Request or for workshop sponsorship opportunities.

Challenge Team Assignments
click on challenge to view a description of the challenge

NASA Johnson Space Center (TCC Member):


VF Corporation:



April 29 – Challenge Day

8:00 – Networking Breakfast
8:30 – Welcome & Announcements
8:45 – Challenge Team Presentations
10:15 – Networking Break
10:30 – Challenge Team Presentations
12:00 – Lunch
12:30 – Challenge Team Showcase
2:00 – NASA & Industry Keynote Presentations
4:00 – Adjourn

April 30 – Presentation Day

8:00 – Networking Breakfast
8:30 – Welcome & Announcements
8:45 – Presentation Panel Session 1
10:15 – Networking Break
10:30 – Presentation Panel Session 2
12:00 – Lunch
12:30 – TCC Overview
12:45 – Presentation Panel Session 3
2:15 – Networking Break
2:30 – Presentation Panel Session 4
4:00 – Adjourn

Workshop Program Committee (*=TCC member)

  • Jose Baca, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*
  • Esther Beltran*, University of Central Florida
  • Genie Bopp, KBRWyle*
  • Diane Byerly, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Dan Carson, Rice*
  • Marie Contou-Carrere, Rice*
  • Stuart Corr, Baylor College of Medicine*
  • Chris Culbert, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Pavel Dutta, University of Houston*
  • Keith Gawrys, Ecolab*
  • Mike Goodfriend*, Goodfriend Consulting
  • Gahangir Hossain, Texas A&M-Kingsville*
  • Roozbeh Jafari, Texas A&M*
  • Pao-Tai Lin, Texas A&M*
  • Andy Mai, Ecolab*
  • Sudhir Pai, Schlumberger*
  • Cory Simon, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Jerri Stephenson, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Emmanuel Urquieta, Baylor College of Medicine*
  • Gordon Vos, KBRWyle*
  • Susi Zanello, KBRWyle*