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Sara Urasini & Norio Fujikawa, IDSA

Sara Urasini & Norio Fujikawa, IDSA

Presented by Sara Urasini, Norio Fujikawa & Narissa Chang

Wearable Technology: The Bigger Picture



August 23, 2023

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout - Plymouth

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, Norio, and Narissa 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.

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