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Sit up straight!

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Talk given at CHIFOO in Portland, Oregon in September 2012. Talk is an overview of wearable tech in healthcare both retail products and prototypes.

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Sit up straight!

  1. 1. SIT UP STRAIGHT! HOW WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY CAN SUPPORT HEALTHY LIVING Janna C. Kimel10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 1
  2. 2. Outline • My background • Motivation, healthcare and why should I care? • Wearable tech 101 • Product Landscape • On the market • Research projects • Sample projects-show and tell10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 2
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  4. 4. MOTIVATION, HEALTHCARE AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 4
  5. 5. Why health? Personal/Philosophical Clinical • The body is with us • Skyrocketing cost of always healthcare • Merleau-Ponty, Husserl • Quality of life – Internal and external work • Longitudinal access to in unison health information – Body as mediator – Interactions make world more meaningful We inhabit our bodies and they in turn inhabit the world with seamless connections back and forth. - Dourish, 200110/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 5
  6. 6. Personal-What motivates us? •There are very powerful forces that motivate us to do things (for better and for worse) that seem almost transparent to us •As designers, by being aware of these forces, you can use them to design products, services and experiences that have a positive impact on people’s lives •Assist with creating internal motivation – create the desire for people to “do the right thing”10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 6
  7. 7. Psychology of motivation Survival Belonging Fun Freedom Power10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 7
  8. 8. Quantified self • When? • Where? • What? • How many • Am I better than…. • How does this week compare to last? • How do I get to my goal?10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 8
  9. 9. Clinical-What insights can we gain? •Holter monitor being used since the 1960s •Unobtrusive access to an individual’s daily life •Wearable products that are constantly present eliminate excuses •Prompt responses to emergency situations Drmiri.com A new generation of wearable sensors and systems has recently become available thus providing clinical personnel with a window of observation in the home and community settings.– Bonato, 201110/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 9
  10. 10. Why wearable? •Become more and more integrated with technology and life •Ready to hand - where did I put that phone? (Heidigger) •Flexibility and potential ease-of-use It is desirable to weave the necessary sensors into forms with which people are naturally in contact. - Picard, 199710/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 10
  11. 11. WEARABLE TECH 10110/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 11
  12. 12. The basics • Arduino • Conductive thread • Sewable LEDs, sensors, EL strips, etc. • Hand sewing or sewing machine • Plot it out! • Electronic ink Popsci.com Arduino.cc Adafruit.com Kitronik.co.uk10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 12
  13. 13. An ever-changing landscape • Flexible batteries • Electronics that can withstand extreme strain • Electronics that can bend, wrap and stretch into new form factors • Embedding electronics into paper, fabric, latex • Increased durability and wash-ability10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 13
  14. 14. PRODUCT LANDSCAPE10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 14
  15. 15. This…not that shanesalta.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 15
  16. 16. Wearable, wireless revenue to surpass $6B by 201610/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 16
  17. 17. What’s the hold up? • Disparate manufacturing processes – electronics and apparel • Durability • Power10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 17
  18. 18. Geek to Chic Percom.org10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 18
  19. 19. The future is here…sort of amazon.com Stridelite.com Shop.cutecircuit.com engadget.com thinkgeek.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 19
  20. 20. Health applications • Track and transmit vital signs • Glucose monitors • Wellness • Sleep sensors • Activity monitors (think FitBit, Fuelband, miCoach) • Heart rate monitors • Adaptive technology (deaf, blind, neuromuscular)10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 20
  21. 21. Born to run Pocket-lint.com designbuzz.com Bodymedia.com designbuzz.com News.cnet.com designbuzz.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 21
  22. 22. Data hungry Diabeteshealth.com Gizmowatch.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 22
  23. 23. Gold-medal performance psfk.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 23
  24. 24. Blind leading the blind Gizmag.com 201110/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 24
  25. 25. Communication assist Enabletalk.com © Halley Profita, Nicholas Farrow, Nikolaus Correll/CU Boulder10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 25
  26. 26. Biometrics Kickstarter.com electricfoxy.com Telegraph.co.uk10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 26
  27. 27. Stretching into technology Todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 27
  28. 28. Sit up straight Lucy Dunne Pcworld.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 28
  29. 29. I second that emotion Johnfenzel.typepad.com electricfoxy.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 29
  30. 30. Wearable tech should be… Electricfoxy.com10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 30
  31. 31. SHOW AND TELL10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 31
  32. 32. Competitive landscape Digital goniometer Knee brace with electrorheological fluid www.adinstruments.com www.robots.neu.edu10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 32
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  35. 35. Turn signal jacket http://web.media.mit.edu/~leah/LilyPad/build/ turn_signal_jacket.html10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 35
  36. 36. Putting it together10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 36
  37. 37. I want to get started! • Buy stuff • Sparkfun.com • Arduino.cc • Learn stuff • Lbruning.com • Instructables.com • Make magazine • Get Inspired • Electricfoxy.com • Talk2myshirt.com • Talk to real people • Dorkbotpdx.org • Meetup.com/PDX-Quantified-Self • Maker faire – NYC and San Francisco • Now in PDX! Sept 15-16 at OMSI10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 37
  38. 38. Thanks!10/15/2012 Sit Up Straight! 38

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