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. This year the Symposium will be held virtually.

 Wearables Quest 

Students are challenged to develop a wearable that incorporates a specific sensor into the design to solve an issue or problem. The problem students choose to solve with the wearable technology could be space related but doesn't have to be. Please fill out this document to help develop your wearable idea, and send the report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As always, please reach out with questions!

Wearables Quest Presentation & Awards

Presentations: Teams are encouraged to submit posters for the 2020 COSGC Symposium on April 18, 2021. 

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 2020-2021 school year, and an accelerated section that just runs the Spring 2021 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 TBD – COSGC Space Symposium & Wearables quest video presentations

Accelerated Spring 2021 Schedule:

Important Dates

January 15th Wearables Intent to participate due 

Design Reviews:

January TBD Preliminary Design Review Week

February TBD Conceptual Design Review Week

March TBD Critical Design Review Week 


April TBD – Poster files due

April TBD – COSGC Space Symposium & Wearables quest video presentations