2020 - 2021 Wearables Quest

 Register Your Wearables Quest Team HERE by January 15, 2021

The Quest is open to student teams at COSGC affiliate institutions. The purpose of the Quest is to introduce students to the vast world of wearable technology that is being used to solve challenges relating to engineering and research, health, operations, cosplay and a myriad of other fields and areas of interest.



Quest teams shall have their projects ready to demonstrate by April 10, 2021. They will be invited to participate in the Annual COSGC Symposium (in the paper or poster session) in addition to submitting a final video to show off their new piece of wearable tech. Additional Quest activities may be part of the Symposium.



 Wearables Quest Categories 

The Quest consists of 3 categories. Teams may tackle one category or create a wearable that encompasses multiple categories. 

Category 1: Specific Space Application

Students are challenged to create a wearable solution to a problem encountered during space endeavors. 


This year’s C1 problem is to create a non-invasive cortisol-based wearable that can be used to assess stress without relying on heartrate date. Teams must be a full year team to participate in this challenge. 


Category 2: Specific Sensor Application

Students are challenged to develop a wearable that incorporates a specific sensor into the design to solve their own issue or problem. 

This year’s C2 sensor is the MyoWare Muscle Sensor. More information about this sensor and EMG can be found HERE, and this sensor and related hardware can be purchased from many different websites (Amazon, Adafruit & Sparkfun, just to name a few). 


Category 3: Freestyle

Already have a project in mind, or looking to solve a different problem? Then this category is for you! Create a wearable that solves a problem you are passionate about. 

Wearables Quest Presentation & Awards

Presentations: Teams are encouraged to submit posters for the 2020 COSGC Symposium on April 18, 2020. 

Video Requirement: Each team shall make a 5-minute video addressing their design, which shall include

  • What their wearable is
  • What problem it solves
  • How it works

Accolades:  Recognition based on team submissions will be acknowledged during the Symposium proceedings. Wearables Quest is not a competition, but a program designed to challenge and inspire students.    



Schedule - TBD

Wearables Quest will have two sections this year - A year-long section that runs the 2019-2020 school year, and an accelerated section that just runs the Spring 2020 semester. 


Year-long Schedule:


Important Dates

September 20-21 COSGC Annual Meeting, design challenge made available to our member schools

October 4th Wearables Quest Intent to participate due 

October 7-11 Team meet & greet telecons


Design Reviews:

October 28 - Nov 1 Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) Week

December 2-6 Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Week

February 10-14 Critical Design Review (CDR) Week 



April TBD – Poster files due

April 18 – COSGC Space Symposium & Wearables quest video presentations



Accelerated Spring 2020 Schedule:


Important Dates

January 17th Wearables Intent to participate due 


Design Reviews:

January 21-24 Preliminary Design Review Week

February 10-14 Conceptual Design Review Week

March 16-20 Critical Design Review Week 



April TBD – Poster files due

April 18 – COSGC Space Symposium & Wearables quest video presentations



Wearables Quest Workshop

When: January 10, 2020

Where: Pueblo Community College STEM Center

Workshop Registration is now closed. 




rulesbutton      resourcesbutton       examplebutton      workshopbutton       FAQbutton