In April 2014 as a result of many discussions at the University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre and in discussions with Jenny Millea, Bruce Arnold and Professor Robert Fitzgerald the concept of bringing people together for a wearable conference grew.
Due to personal reasons I was unable to contribute further to the Committee that was formed to oversee the growth of this important event. I hope in some way I'll have the opportunity to contribute further to the event.
"....It’s on your wrist, your ankle. It may be embedded in your jacket, your shoe, your vest or your hat. It may be under your skin. It may help you walk or talk, find your way, communicate with a friend, with your doctor, or your coach. It monitors your heart rate, the moisture on your skin, every breath you take, and every move you make. And it’s connected. And networked.
Your bodily functions are no longer only your own. Your privates are no longer private. Information about the most intimate you is transmitted in real time to – where? And to whom? And for what purpose?
The Wearable Technology Symposium will explore and expose the issues, challenges, opportunities and the applications of wearables. Participate in our Grand Experiment and become your own data. Delve into the changing concepts of privacy, freedom and the self in the age of wearable tech in health, the military and education."