Pioneer of Wearable Technology Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman #WearableWednesday

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Listen to the Clever podcst ep. 142 as the interview Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman about wearable tech! You can also read a quick QA on the site!

Amy Devers talks to product designer Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, who grew up in rural New Hampshire in a family with a rich tradition of craft. By the second grade, she was making all her own clothes and knew how to use all the power tools in her grandfather’s woodshop. Her high school track coach worked for Nike, which meant the team got to test out the goods and she had a front row seat to the R&D of performance wearables. She’s racked up over 25 years of experience designing products for athletes at companies like Nike, Champion and Fila. Now, as founder of Interwoven Design Group, she combines her expertise in wearable technology and functional apparel for clients ranging from startups to NASA, and runs circles around mere earthlings designing award-winning human-centered environments for outer space with SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architects.) And yep, she burns fiercely and brightly, like the superstar that she is.

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