IoT Talks February 2015 – Special Wearable Technologies
Opening: Harald Pichler, Organizer IoT Vienna
Moderation: Sabrina Hopf
• Behavior Change in the Internet of Things – The critical role of Technology Experience of Wearable Devices.
by Marc Busch of Austrian Institute of Technologies
• Utope Wearables: technology, examples and experiences
by Wolfgang Langeder of www.utopia.eu
• How IoT is going to change professional sports for ever
by Kevin Köhler dos Santos from www.fittrack.at
• The rise of the quantified self
by Bart de Witte
• Talk 5
Behavior Change in the Internet of Things – The critical role of Technology Experience of Wearable Devices.
by Marc Busch of Austrian Institute of Technologies
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to significantly change many aspects of our everyday life. But how can we ensure that embedding intelligent sensors and devices (e.g. wearables) in our everyday objects substantially improves our live?
In a world where we face serious problems such as demographic change, growing obesity and other health risks such as alcohol and nicotine addiction it is crucial that a novel infrastructure, such as the IoT, empower us to act more responsibly. Behavior Change Support Systems (also called Persuasive Technologies) are powerful tools that can especially benefit from the opportunities of ubiquitous sensors and wearable devices in the Internet of Things. Real-time analysis of human behavior and preferences, immediate feedback and interaction with users allow opportunistic chances for interventions.
However, people are individual and they differ in their susceptibility to persuasive behavior change techniques and strategies. Furthermore, privacy concerns in the IoT arise. Technology acceptance of wearable devices can only be ensured by addressing individual differences, preferences and concerns. The talk will share design strategies and possibilities for wearable devices for behavior change and outline challenges and future perspectives of these technologies.
The business unit Technology Experience at the Austrian Institute of Technology (http://www.ait.ac.at/departments/innovation-systems/business-units/technology-experience/?L=1) offers a broad range of research services to support companies in the design and evaluation of interactive technologies.
has experience in the design and evaluation of persuasive technologies for promoting physical activity (
http://gemplay.at/projektbeschreibung/), organizational security (https://www.musesproject.eu/) and in the context of wearable devices in the Internet of Things (http://www.utrustit.eu/).
Utope Wearables: technology, examples and experiences by Wolfgang Langeder of utopia.eu
UTOPE is a company/ brand for wearables. It is founded/ owned by Wolfgang Langeder and based in Linz/ Austria. The company is specialized on the development of wearable electronic design products.
Utope works in cooperation with Fraunhofer IZM/ stretchable circuits in Berlin. Both Partners have joined forces since January 2010 to create innovative smart clothing items.
The brand called Utope includes a menswear collection of design pieces, merging our time`s most innovative technologies with elements from sportswear and traditional menswear clothing.
The paper will give a brief survey on the technology, products and applications of Utope and on our ongoing cooperation with Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin.
One example, which we would like to present is “Sporty Supaheroe”, a cycling jacket for the urban nomad, which is focused on improved visibility and security in the dark. The jacket is equipped with a wearable electronic system, which is based on a stretchable circuit board developed by Fraunhofer IZM .The system includes 4 modular smart patches with LEDs, sensors, a switch and a rechargeable battery. This jacket merges style with technology and reasonable applications for our everyday life.
Wolfgang Langeder is founder of Utope, an Austrian Company developing wearable products, which is based in Linz. With a background in Fashion and Arts he works in the wearable electronics field since 2009.
How IoT is going to change professional sports for ever by Kevin Köhler dos Santos from www.fittrack.at
Why do athletes need data? Cases studies: Marathon, American Football Gym Workouts. Outlook: How will the Apple Smart Watch, the health-kit and other technologies affect professional and amateur sports?
Kevin Köhler dos Santos
studied at Vienna Business School and at Shanghai Fudan University Business and Chinese. Co-Founder & Head of Sales and Marketing at Fittrack. Passionate athlete and quantified self evangelist -> backed various Kickstarter campaigns and uses regularly different sports related data collecting tools
The rise of the quantified self by Bart de Witte
Working in the healthcare information technology industry since over 15 years, Bart has always been passionate about the use of technology in healthcare. When Bart analysed his human genome back in 2008, he was confronted with health information that led to some lifestyle changes, with a focus on disease prevention. Since then he has been passionate and been part of the global Quantified Self movement, attending the global conferences which focus on self-monitoring and self-sensing, which combines wearable sensors and wearable computing, also known as life-logging. Quantified Selfers focus on data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life in terms of inputs, states and performance. The Quantified Self movement, has grown to a global movement with more than 40,000 members . Last year, Bart founded the Quantified Self Austria, and Vienna joined the list of in 188 cities.
In this Talk Bart will talk about his personal experiences, and give an overview on what people track. You will get an overview of some interesting quantified self cases and some of the technologies that help to track daily life data. At the end Bart will give some outlook and personal vision on how the qualified self will impact our lives.
Bart de Witte
Right brained, Lateral thinker, Healthcare Nerd, Self Tracker, Health IT Industry Executive leading the healthcare maker in central & Eastern Europe for IBM, Founder Quantified Self Austria, Partus praetemporaneus patria digital, Traveler, Kitesurfer, Hedonist
More details about the event can be found at: http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/events/204683892/