Learn How Martha is Using Fashion to Change Lives
Dr. Martha Hall is the Director of Innovation of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware and the founder of Fashionable Science, an organization dedicated to promoting and creating fashion for special needs populations. She holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science, is trained in kinesiology, human development and coding for wearable electronics and biomechanical analysis.
Dr. Hall holds four patents in wearable technology and is an expert in user-centered function design. Along with Michele Lobo, a physical therapy researcher at the University of Delaware, Dr. Hall was featured in Delaware Public Media, highlighting her work in using fashion and engineering to create pediatric exoskeleton solutions for babies that can be worn as comfortable garments to support movement.
The 5F Framework
The 5 F Framework™ is essentially a checklist for “Wearable Design” and includes design considerations that must to be addressed in order to serve the user’s (patient’s) needs. These are Fit, Function, Fabric, Fasteners, and Fashion. Each one of these areas represent choices in the design and construction of health wearables and each need to be answered, from the user’s perspective.