How to Get Youth Excited About Wearable Tech#WearableWednesday

Growing up in Pennsylvania, 4H club meant sheep shearing, prize dairy cows, sewing and other country stuff. Nowadays 4H has caught the STEAM bug and all sorts of tech fun is emerging. A recent post by _SportTechie_ described an exciting 10th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day, starring an Incredible Wearables program.

_Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4H Council, said in a statement. Incredible Wearables is an exhilarating experience that allows young people to roll up their sleeves and create cutting-edge technology, not just use it._

Youth used kits specially designed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln to create fitness trackers. Components include an ESP8266 Thing, a Pulse Oximeter and a Tilt Sensor by Sparkfun. The way students customized their trackers with felt, yarn and goodies was great, and obviously the most fun came from testing with heart pumping activities.

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