Lab members testing Monarch V2 in Manhattan. Left to right: Kate Hartman, Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, Alexis Knipping, Boris Kourtoukov

Social Body Lab (SBL) is a creative technology research group based at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada led by Kate Hartman. Social Body Lab takes the human body as a starting point from which to consider how humans interface with and relate to the world around them. Beyond the basic functionality of incorporating technology into clothing, Social Body Lab focuses on meaningful and provocative interactions, questioning the relationship between humans and technology through working prototypes and fully manifested projects.