Wearables resources

Wearable technologies have, arguably, been with us for millennia (think: animal hides to keep us warm, for example, or more recently eyeglasses, wristwatches and hearing aids). Today’s advances with computing technology, the spread of smartphones, and the rise of maker-culture have led to a bewildering array of devices, apps and services that extend the wearer’s perception of the world, and the world’s knowledge of the wearer.

To give you some idea of the range of wearable technologies available today (or coming Real Soon Now), check out the following products, services and applications.

Wearable Technology and Education

Wearable Technology Art

Health, wellbeing and fitness

UV A + B SunFriend® - the new Gadget for Safer Sun Time!

PEAR Mobile Training System

Misfit Shine

Lumo Lift

iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

Indigenous Wearables

Check out Deadly Glass.



UCWTS Supporters


Every great event is built on a solid foundation of great supporters.


You have been directed to this online post because we are inviting you to be a strategic partner in the University of Canberra Wearable Technology Symposium event development and completion experience. The Symposium will be held on the University campus on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October 2014.

We welcome your inclusion in this dynamic program development process and can guarantee you as an official #UCWTS supporter good things and great positive exposure for your organisation or business will result.
 

Who can be an event Supporter ?

This is an invitation only opportunity for those we value across our diverse networks. We work with differing sectors, industries, networks across national and international jurisdictions.
 

What's in it for you?

Here is what a Supporter will gain from being involved in this event:

  • event mentioning via the online program, advertising, opening address
  • social media engagement, email campaigns
  • acknowledgements, priority announcements
  • access all areas, pre-event guest meetups
  • goodies (sponsor driven greatness)


Next Step - Become A Supporter

As a Supporter you are publicly declaring your interest in this event and aligning yourself with the University of Canberra INSPIRE Centre activity. As a Supporter you are NOT required to provide us with additional monies or in-kind value - we only seek your support by promoting this event across your network and bringing online activity to awareness.

To become an event Supporter you will need to supply us as soon as possible with the following:

  • Organisation / Business logo - high resolution preferably in .jpeg format;
  • Engaging statement - tell us in 150 - 200 words or less why this event is important for your organisation to be involved ; 
  • Hyperlink - to an online location of your choice to link your statement to for viewers further reading

Please send the information as an email to Event Manager, James Steele - james.steele@canberra.edu.au


Image: Roxann Riskin

Image: Roxann Riskin


Kickstarting

Upon receiving your information we will publish your information immediately via the INSPIRE website event web page. We also kick start our media campaign awareness across all agencies nationally and internationally via official channels and social media including Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook.

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Image: Fjord

Updates

To keep in contact with the development of this event please follow the Twitter hashtag - https://twitter.com/search?q=ucwts&src=typd

Fill in the form if you want us to put you on our mailing list, or want to contribute to the Symposium.

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Meeting AIS

Image: glass.google.com

Image: glass.google.com

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is a sports training institution in Australia.[2] The Institute's headquarters were opened in 1981 and are situated in Canberra (the capital city of Australia). The 66-hectare site campus is in the northern suburb of Bruce, but some of the institute's programs are located in other Australian cities. The AIS is a division of the Australian Sports Commission.

The Australian Sports Commission is governed by a board of commissioners who bring a range of expertise to guide the work of the ASC. Our board includes former athletes, business people and journalists, each with extensive, first-hand knowledge of Australia’s sporting landscape.

Yesterday we met with David T Martin, Senior Psychologist - Scientific and Technical Lead, Strategic Capability Specialist from the AIS Combat Centre, Cycling Australia and AIS Physiology. David briefed us on a range of initiatives he is involved with that incorporate the use of wearable technology, networked systems and data analysis. David showed a great deal of interest in the UCWTS event and we look forward to continued discussions as to the role AIS will play in the inaugural University of Canberra Wearable Technology Symposium (UCWTS), to be held on the University campus on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October 2014.

Please visit Twitter for updates on #ucwts developments.



UCWTS

Wearable technologies are playing an increased role in the daily lives of the public and in our case, with students and educators, staff and support teams who engage with them in an educational context. 

The INSPIRE Centre recently facilitated a watershed event '#glassmeetups' in Australia on May 12, 2014 showcasing wearable innovations from across a whole range of sectors including secondary school students from Canberra Grammar school who are already coding and developing apps for Google Glass.

The #ucgm1 event  triggered an awareness of the impact,  the potentials for educational organisations and institutions now and into the near future of wearable technology.


The University of Canberra Wearable Technology Symposium (UCWTS)


The inaugural University of Canberra Wearable Technologies Symposium (UCWTS) will be held on campus on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October 2014. It will bring together a dynamic and interactive program over two days, with national and international presenters from a wide range of disciplines, sectors and research strengths addressing the event focus "...data FOR students...not just about them." 

Data For Students

We firmly believe that there is a need to develop and implement a "dashboard" for our learners that provides an insight for them - it is currently restricted and accessible only by web developers, faculty heads, teachers or administrators.

Image: PersonalNeuro

Image: PersonalNeuro

"...where once we carried our smartphone and pedometers and now we wear them strapped to our body or head worn."

The need for organisations to better engage with students who are already augmented, who already wear-their-own-device (WYOD - Riskin 2014) and who already participate across a global, networked learning (Blackall, Siemens, Downes) environment is the focus of activity at the INSPIRE Centre, University of Canberra.

Image:FitBit

Image:FitBit

This event brings together those who are actively engaged in the wearable technologies space and we will facilitate critical discussions as to how we will harness this data now and into the future.

We welcome your discussion by #tagging what you believe we should be considering with #ucwts in Twitter.