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  • Martha Hall, Director of Innovation, Health Sciences

    Director of Innovation, Health Sciences
    Joint Appointment with Health Sciences
    University of Delaware-The Tower at STAR
    302-831-3935 Lab
    302-831-2705 Office



    PhD, University of Delaware

    MS, University of Delaware

    BS, University of Delaware


    Representative Publications

    Smith, B.A., Hall, M.L., Greenspan, B., Rohloff, P., Prosser, L.A., & Lobo, M. (accepted). Wearables for pediatric rehabilitation: How to optimally design and utilize products to meet the needs of users. Physical Therapy.

    Babik, I., Cunha, A., Moeyaert, M., Hall, M.L., & Lobo, M.A. (in review) Feasibility and effectiveness of intervention with the Playskin LiftTM exoskeletal garment for infants at risk. Physical Therapy.

    Gorea, A., Roelse, K., & Hall, M.L., (in press). The Pocket Book: A Comprehensive Reference for Fashion Designers. Bloomsbury Publishing.


    Greenspan, B., Hall, M.L., Cao, H. & Lobo, M.A. (2018). Development and testing of a stitched stretch sensor to measure human movement. Journal of the Textile Institute.


    Hall, M.L. & Lobo, M.A. (2017). Design and development of the first exoskeletal garment to enhance arm mobility for children with movement impairments. Assistive Technology. DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2017.1320690

    Koshy, J., Hall, M.L., Erol, O., Cao, H., Buckley, J.M., Higginson, J., Galloway, J.C., & Lobo, M.A. (2016). PlayskinLift: Development and initial testing of a do-it-yourself exoskeleton garment to assist upper extremity mobility and function. Physical Therapy.


    Hall, M.L., Orzada, B.T., Lopez-Gydosh, D. (2015). American Women's Wartime Dress: Socio-Cultural Ambiguity Regarding Women's Roles During World War II.  The Journal of American Culture 38(3), 232-242.


    Kim, H.S. & Hall, M.L. (2015). Green Brand Strategies in the Fashion Industry: Leveraging Connections of the Consumer, Brand, and Environmental Sustainability. In Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management: From Sourcing to Retailing. Choi, T.M. (ed.) Springer, International Series on Consumer Science.

    Kim, H.S. & Hall, M.L. (2014). Fashion brand personality and advertisement response: Incorporating a symbolic interactionist perspective. In Fashion Branding and Consumer Behaviors: Scientific Models. Choi, T.M. (ed.) Springer, International Series on Consumer Science.            

    Hall, M.L. & Orzada, B.T. (2013) Expressive prosthesis: Meaning and significance.  Fashion Practice 5(1), 9-32.


    Design Scholarship

    Hall, M.L., Greenspan, B., & Zellers, J. (2017). 3D printed CAM boot: New media for expressive orthoses. Fashion and Media Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

    Hall, M.L. & Roberts, D. (2017). Step4Life: Physical activity monitoring embedded in activewear. Fashion and Media Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

    Hall, M.L., Greenspan, B., Babik, I., & Lobo, M.A. (2017). PlayskinLift. Second Skin: The Science of Stretch. Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

    Awards & Honors

    2017                   US Patent 62/513,459 (Pending): Method of Using a Textile Switch to Measure Physical Activity Within an Apparel Product

    2017                   US Provisional Patent 62/504,602: Breast Displacement Measurement Device "Smart Sports Bra"

    2016                   US Patent 62/343,899 (Pending): Conductive Thread Stitched Stretch Sensor


    Research Interests

    Functional Design

    Wearable Technology

    User-centered Design

    Psychosocial Aspects of Wearables

    Qualitative Research Methods





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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • United States Fashion Industry Association