Intro to Wearable Technologies

Intro to Wearable Technologies

From hearing aids to pedometers to smart watches, humans have made and worn devices to overcome physical deficiencies, count their steps, and communicate. With the continue miniaturization of chips and sensors, combined with increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence, wearable technology has proliferated into countless end-markets. This course will introduce students to wearable technologies and the components and software that make these technologies possible. The course will also evaluate several applications of wearable technologies in various industries. Finally, the course will examine and discuss the implications of wearable technology, including its pros and cons, and potential implications to our health, privacy, and society.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • Key technologies that have contributed to the development of wearable technology.
  • Key terms related to wearable technologies.
  • The hardware, sensors, and software that make up wearable technology.
  • The pros and cons of wearable technologies, including health and psychological side effects of use and potential legal and ethical implications.
  • Key security and privacy challenges presented by wearable technology.
  • Potential career opportunities within wearable technologies.
  • Wearable UX Research
  • Software Developer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Motion Designer
  • Data Scientist/Analyst
  • and more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • Evaluations of the applications of wearable technology in various end-markets, such as healthcare, fitness, public safety, fashion, education, and business
  • Predictions of the adoption of various wearable technologies
  • Presentations and visual products of wearable technology in healthcare, fitness and sports, military, and more..
  • And more…
  • Creativity & Collaboration
  • Design thinking
  • Initiative
  • Perseverance & Resilience
  • Attention to detail
  • and more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)


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