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1 Wearable Technology A literature review

2 Outline Background on wearable computing Social impacts Psychological and physical implications Multidisciplinary applications Educational approaches Conclusion Questions

3 What are wearable devices? Definition: “…fully functional, self-powered, self-contained computer that is worn on the body… [and] provides access to information, and interaction with information, anywhere and at any time.” (Barfield & Caudell 2001, p.6, cited by Viseu 2003) https://encryptedtbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTHea6Qswiw7uPoitU52bnR7U_vGBpll3Sg5vQ V3zeeBlisd46J

4 Physical and psychological impacts The need of being wearable Are wearable devices ergonomically suitable for everyone? (Bryson, 2006) Detachment from the real world Loss of engagement with the real word (Norman, 2013; Gill, 2008) Ability to concentrate is impeded by the need of multitasking (Norman, 2013)

5 Social impacts of wearable computers Individuals’ empowerment Monitoring others and being monitoring (Viseu, 2005; Gill, 2008) Behavioural changes Influence on our cognition, what we choose (Viseu, 2003 ) Dependency on wearable Making us stupid by providing information? (Gill, 2008) Social interactions Influencing the society by influencing the individual (Norman, 2012) 1277E8BF000005DC-174_634x356.jpg

6 Multiple applications Mining Used in simulations and teaching for new staff Potential to switch on/off access to locations and machinery (Carter, 2013) Medical practices GPS tracking and vital signal monitoring devices (Mahoney & Mahoney, 2010) Music Musicians using their own body to create music (Schoroeder & Rebelo, 2007) https://encrypted- tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQKXwMp1AIQH 3-ZyPX6OzbdIY6JfuiC0rejWU52FJcs9LbXg80Dhg https://encrypted- tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSefodH0TafXDC 2YSmr9_4a9jrO5dvJtoKhHjTdYk7ez6UY9p4_AQ

7 Why to go wearable? Wearable device able to collect data from the environment used in science classes(Kochalko, 2005) Students programming wearable devices (LED T-shirt) in computing classes (Negai, Chan& Cheungy, 2010) Google Glasses as way for tutors to provide and record the frist-person perspective during biomedical tutorials (Wu, Dameff, & Tully, 2014) glass google-glass-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg detail/news_article/google_glass.jpg

8 Conclusion There is a need for more research regarding the use of wearable devices, specially in Education This presents a great opportunity to Macquarie

9 Questions?

10 Bryson, D 2006, “Unwearables”, AI & Society, vol. 22, December, pp Carter, R, A 2014, “Digital tools for minors help to keep a competitive edge”, Engineering & Mining Journal, April, pp Gill, S 2008, “Socio-ethics of interaction with intelligent interactive technologies”, AI & Society, vol. 22, October, pp Kochalko, D 2005, “The hobo pendent. A wearable computerized data logger for hands-on science learning is now available for students and classroom use”, Science Activities, vol. 42, no. 3, Fall, pp Mahoney, E, L & Mahoney D, F 2010,“Acceptance of wearable technology by people with Alzheimer Disease: issues and accommodations”, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, vol. 25, no. 6, August, pp Negai, G, Chan, S, C, F, Cheungy, J, 2010, “Deploying a wearable computing platform for computing education”, IEEE Transaction on Learning Outcomes, vol. 3, no. 1, January-March, pp Norman, D 2013, “The paradox of wearable technologies”, Technology Review, vol. 116, no. 05, pp Schoroeder, F & Rebelo, P 2007, “Wearable music in engaging technologies”, AI & Society, vol. 22, October, pp Viseu, A 2003, “Simulation an augmentation: issues of wearable computers”, Ethics and Information Technology, vol. 5, pp Visseu, A, Augmented bodies: the visions and realities of wearable computers. Doctor in Sociology. Toronto: University of Toronto. Wu, T, Dameff, C & Tully, F 2014, “Integrating Google Glass into simulation-based training: experience and future directions”, Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing, vol. 4, no. 2, April, pp Reference List


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