What will the future of activity monitoring bring? What are some new and novel applications? Where is there potential for new commercial partnerships and collaborations?
In this invited presentation, I explore how we might interact with movement-tracking sensors in the future and consider novel relationships that cross design, data, functionality, experience, and even species.
The talk was given at the International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM) in Limerick, Ireland, in June 2015. If you work in this field you might consider joining the new organization, the International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour. And if you ever have a chance to go to Ireland, go! The people are wonderful and the scenery is spectacular.
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Apple Watch / Smartwatches
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- Wandering Shepherd
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- Wandering Shepherd
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