I consider Pulse Band to be my first iteration as I begin to explore electronics to be used in the athletic enviroment. Pulse band is a sweat band fitted with a pulse sensor which uses leds to communicate the users heart rate. The project is powered by a coin cell battery and fitted with an off and on switch.
This project was a huge exploration and learning experience for me. This was my first time using the arduino lilypad, lilypad leds, and conductive thread. I have also learned quite a bit about sewing.
Going forward with this I will search for better wearable materials that offer a more sleek and light weight look and feel. I will also be exploring options to shrink the electronics down further to fit inside a wrist band.