Rise and Design: Wearable Technologies

Livestream from 12th March 2021

Livestream of Online Event - HERE

Rather like VR and AR, Wearable Tech is really starting to come into it's own, as the technology and connectivity catches up with the ideas.

But it's not just about the technology - remember Google Glass? The most technologically advanced product will never take off if it makes users look like idiots. (apologies to anyone who bought a pair).

So we heard from businesses who understand not only the technology, but how to use it to create something that people want to wear.


Speakers included -

Alan Godfrey, Northumbria University

Alan is a researcher in the Digital Health and Wellbeing Research Group, focussing on the application of wearable technology in sports to analyse running styles, and in healthcare to understand and prevent falls in older people. Alan shared some of his broad and detailed knowledge of this area.

Ryan McKinney, DABS Official. dabsofficial.com

DABS ( Design Aware Body Survival) is a newly launched range of protective gloves, designed to be worn not just occasionally but all day, allowing us to go about our business, and perhaps even shake hands with others. They're designed to be breathable and therefore comfortable but also anti-viral, and made sustainably. Ryan shared his inspiration and passion for this product, and his vision for its growth.

Simon Beniston, MediBioSense. www.medibiosense.com

MediBioSense are revolutionising the future of healthcare. They create wearable technology and integrated healthcare solutions that are changing the way health is measured and tracked.

Their VitalPatch continuously monitors heart rate, respiration, ECG, temperature, and movement, with data sent in real-time via Bluetooth.

Simon described the technology behind these products but also the other factors that make them indispensable to users.



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