Wearable Technologies for Health Research and Practice Workshop

December 14, 2018, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Third Floor, Room 3402 2215 Wesbrook Mall

Light-weight wearable sensors are now readily available to assess human movement “outside of the laboratory” and are rapidly gaining popularity in clinical practice and in the community. The goals of this mini-research workshop are to show the advantages, limitations, and ethical considerations of such technologies, how a practitioner can take advantage of wearable sensors in their practice, and discuss how the future of healthcare and health research will be transformed in the very near future through these technologies.

This event is highly relevant for any researcher, trainee, or clinician who is using wearable technology in their research or clinical practice. Speakers are experts in the field and there will be time for in-depth discussions and conversations.


11:45 am


12:00-12:45 pm

Professor Laurent Bouyer, Laval University

Continuous Movement Monitoring with Wearable Sensor: Methodological Issues and Key Elements for Success

12:45-1:30 pm

Professor Reed Ferber, University of Calgary

Applying Wearable Sensor Data to Inform Clinical Care

1:30-2:00 pm BREAK

2:00-2:45 pm

Professor Kendall Ho, University of British Columbia

Integrating Sensors & Wearables into Mainstream of Healthcare: Opportunities, Issues, and Considerations

2:45-3:30 pm

Professor Linda Li, University of British Columbia

Digital Technology for Physical Activity: The Potential, Risks, and Opportunities

3:30-4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussions 

4:00-4:30 pm

Summary of Key Concepts from Roundtable Discussions


First Nations land acknowledegement

The UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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