Beyond the starting point, here are some of the plans for future integration and investigation:
During the time-boxed 2 wo-man days (and nights) worth of work, this phase has achieved the following:
* Arduino has been chosen for the rapid prototype because it's something that I have on hand. It would be an easy migrate to Adafruit's wearable line of products from Arduino.
This is where it got to after about 36 hours of work:
(this website and research included!)