Head of Wearables, PA Consulting
Sara Urasini is head of wearables at PA Consulting. Sara’s expertise includes leading ingenious and collaborative projects where technology meets the human body, and combining smart materials and emerging electronics embedded into textiles. With a background in textile and CMF design and a focus on evolving wearable technology to elevate human potential, Sara has worked with clients including Nokia Bell Labs, Cumulus Neuroscience and DANU sport. Her latest investigations are on the integration of highly complex sensors and electronic monitoring systems such as EEG, ECG, EMS or EMG into garments and wearables in the space of sportswear, healthcare and workwear.
Wearable Technology: The Bigger Picture
August 23, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout - Plymouth
Presenting with Norio Fujikawa and Narissa Chang
From smart clothing, hearables and smart patches, Wearable Technology continues to grow due to increased accessibility and wider adoption. But have we uncovered the real benefits and full potential of wearables? Imagine silently detecting a cardiovascular disease or neurological disorder, providing continuous monitoring for sufferers of long-term conditions, significantly improving lives of physically impaired people or empowering athletes to look after their recovery–wearable technology can be an exceptionally powerful enabler of bettering lives.
In this talk, Sara and Norio bring insights from work with Bose, Samsung, Nokia Bell Labs and Cumulus Neuroscience, and talk through a distinct design process that bridges the gap between the physical and digital.
They’ll share the secrets of how to unlock ingenuity when designing wearables and smart clothing for diverse industries. And explain the importance of cross-sector collaboration and the need for an interdisciplinary team to bring more meaningful innovations to life.
The audience will learn:
1. Learn how to apply a cross-disciplinary approach to designing future wearables (from Consumer to Healthcare).
2. Understand the real user’s needs and the benefits of next generation wearables.
3. Understand the skills, process and equipment you need to design future wearables and smart garments.