Wearable Technology in Education

Benefits of Wearable Technology in Education  

While you might think most wearable tech is aimed at many industries except for education - that simply isn't the case. Our physical, biological and technological worlds are merging like never before, and the potential of wearable technologies is only restricted by the extent of our imagination. The application of wearable technology in education has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. It means not only business, retail, entertainment, or health, but even schools, universities and other educational institutions can take advantage of wearables. To demonstrate it and enable new generations of students with this powerful tool, we've created a teaching curriculum that has been developed under the syllabus of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). It helps achieve many educational outcomes across Biomechanics, Sports Science, and STEM-based subjects.
The curriculum incorporates a theoretical framework describing key important concepts across STEM and Biomechanics. It also provides practical lessons for students to work with wearable technology. Finally, it includes field-based assignments to develop student’s ability to collect, analyze, and report wearable sensor data.
Xsens DOT wearable sensor development platform is a basis for this curriculum and is available for education and research professionals to use in their research or integrate into educational programs. It enables a robust educational framework to provide students with a real-life feel for a career in STEM.
Free download: Xsens DOT Educational Curriculum

Wearable technology and the enhancement of 21st-century skills

Recent times have shown an enormous uptake in the use and application of wearable technologies, we see it from wristwatches to wearable devices. In particular, wearable motion trackers are taking up much of the spotlight. Measuring human movement allows us to build solutions in applications spanning medical, sport, and ergonomics to name a few. Already widely used in film productions and gaming to bring your favorite animated character or athlete to life, or professional athletes using motion sensors to enhance their performance. Wearable technology applications are only limited by the extent of our imagination. 

Read more about how Dr Jason Konrath (founder of Principia Technologies) wants to inspire a new generation of students to create the jobs of tomorrow, that no-one knows about today.  

Inspire a new generation of students for a STEM career

Watch our on-demand webinar: Wearable Technology in Education

Over the last decade, we've seen a huge influx in the use of wearable technologies, from wristwatches to wearable devices, creating vast amounts of data on movement. Measuring human movement allows us to build solutions in applications spanning medical, sport, ergonomics to name a few. Already widely used in animation productions, elite athletes now use motion sensors to enhance their performance and sports enthusiasts to improve their tennis serve or golf swing. In healthcare, wearable tech is helping people to monitor their heart rates, sleep patterns and fitness levels.

The application of wearable technology in education is an expanding area of interest to both educators and researchers in this field. In light of this, we've decided to organize a webinar to discuss more about educational and research applications of wearable technologies.

The webinar was hosted by Arun Vydhyanathan, Business Manager for Wearable Sensors at Xsens, and Dr Jason Konrath, an expert in Biomechanics and Exercise and Health Science. They talked about wearable technologies, its application in education and presented the XsensDOT curriculum.

Watch the webinar to learn more