Wearable Light Therapy for SAD

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“Lightwear” consists of a series of garment- and accessory-based light-emitting wearables designed to administer light therapy for on-the-go treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). To date, there have been few successful products developed for wearability and portability to ease the uncomfortable nature of traditional light box treatment.  Lightwear explores the integration of light into 3D printed and textile substrates to create fashion-forward wearables to address issues related to BLT efficacy, usability, adoption, and convenience. This work was recently presented at TEI 2015 and was developed at Microsoft Research by Halley Profita (CS PhD at CU Boulder), Asta Roseway, and Mary Czerwinski.

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