• Internet of Things
  • Repair
Amount granted


The trend towards wearable technologies and products has intensified in recent years. These products, motivated by considerations of comfort, design, mass and size, are seeking to maximize their level of integration at the hardware level. This higher level of integration makes it much more complex to repair, disassemble, recycle or reuse. Yet this has become the "norm". Accordingly, a strong dichotomy can be observed between engineering practices resulting in a high integration level on the one hand, and the principles of the circular economy on the other.

To address this identified problem, the main objective of this project is to explore the integration of circularity principles in multidisciplinary product development. The expected outcome is to propose a novel development strategy to improve the circularity of wearables, and its application to a practical case.

Affiliated research axes

Axis 2: Planning Optimization

2.4 – Plan and optimize the production of products and delivery of services in the context of the circular economy

Axis 3: Resource and Product Maximization

3.3 – Identify models for product circularization strategies


  • Julia Guérineau

    Ph.D. Institutional researcher
  • Mariia Zhuldybina

    Ph.D., MS Institutional researcher
The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec