Wearable Devices

Smart Watches, Fitness Trackers, Smart Glass are becoming part of daily life. It is not unusual for us to monitor every activity from sleep to walking. These devices enable us to interface our physical environment & life with digital world. Using these devices is fun, but building your own device is even better. Imagine a world where Pebbles, Fitbit & Basis collaborate to build a device which can keep time, track your motion & monitor your vitals. Sounds interesting? Now let’s start building the device you would want to use.

Course Content:wearable-tech

  • Introduction to Wearable Technology 
    • Technology Overview
    • Applications
  • Introduction to Haptics
    • Science of Haptics
    • Applications & technological advancements.
  • Data Gathering & Processing
    • Micro-controllers & processors
    • Programming & interfacing
    • Data verification & visualization
  • Sensors
    • Motion
    • Body Vital / Health measurement
    • Environmental
  • Feedback & Communicating to body
    • Visual
      • Display Technologies
        • LEDWearable_Devices_Glimpse
        • LCD & E-Ink
    • Physical
      • Vibration
    • Audio
      • Speaker & Buzzer
  • Battery & Power Technologies
    • Lithium Ion
    • Alkaline
    • NiMH
  • Designing Wearable Consumer Device
    • Electronics precautions
    • Shielding & water-proofing

Course Material: Each group will be provided with a take-away kit that includes:

  • Development board
  • Display
  • Battery
  • Vibration Motor
  • Sensors (3)
  • Wearable Strap Kit.


Who should attend?

This 2-day, hands-on workshop will focus on providing an opportunity to get some experience with wearable electronics & hardware. The workshop assumes no prior electronics experience so anyone with enthusiasm to start hacking Hardware can attend this workshop.

What will I gain at this workshop?

The workshop will give you the chance to get acquainted with a variety of wearable electronic components. You will get started with hardware hacking and circuit building and creating your own Wearable Device.  Each team will be provided with their very own kit with micro-controller, a display and a sensors kit to continue hacking away at home.

The workshop takes a hands-on approach, where participants will work on implementing a fully functional wearable device. The actual system is intentionally left unspecified (come up with your own ideas!). However, we will have several suggestions and will be able to provide guidance and assistance.

What should I bring to the Workshop?

  • Laptop for development. 


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