Symposium on Wearables in Practice: Physiology and Emotions 4TU Humans & Technology

4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

Wearables in Practice: Physiology and Emotions

The Wearables in Practice Physiology and Emotions 4TU Humans & Technology  Symposium took place on the 22nd of September at the University of Twente.

In her keynote, Joyce Westerink, gave an overview of the potential that sensing physiological characteristics with wearable devices holds for improving individuals' psychological and physical well-being, while also highlighting the challenges that researchers and developers of these technologies face in bringing about this vision. Participants could experience these aspects for themselves in the following section of the symposium, where they could experiment with a real-time biofeedback application in a hands-on workshop hosted by Youri Derks and Randy Klaassen groups.

Just how integrated wearable technology in the form of smartphones already is in many aspects of everyday life became apparent in the talk of Oresti Banos, who also addressed how technologies can support researchers in integrating this source of behavioural data into their studies. Further insights into the methodological aspects of using wearables for research were provided by Hendrika van Lier, who shared experiences from her investigations of psychophysiology in an everyday context. In his talk, Jelle van Dijk addressed the central issue of how to bridge the gap between wearable devices as research instruments and their uses as applications for end-users. Bringing the symposium to a close was Mathilde Hermans who described challenges for adapting wearable technologies in a clinical context.

The symposium was organized by Matthijs Noordzij (PHT, University of Twente) and Gijs Huisman (HMI, University of Twente).

Symposium on Wearables in Practice: Physiology and Emotions 4TU Humans & Technology

Wearables in Practice: Physiology and Emotions

The Wearables in Practice Physiology and Emotions 4TU Humans & Technology  Symposium took place on the 22nd of September at the University of Twente.

In her keynote, Joyce Westerink, gave an overview of the potential that sensing physiological characteristics with wearable devices holds for improving individuals' psychological and physical well-being, while also highlighting the challenges that researchers and developers of these technologies face in bringing about this vision. Participants could experience these aspects for themselves in the following section of the symposium, where they could experiment with a real-time biofeedback application in a hands-on workshop hosted by Youri Derks and Randy Klaassen groups.

Just how integrated wearable technology in the form of smartphones already is in many aspects of everyday life became apparent in the talk of Oresti Banos, who also addressed how technologies can support researchers in integrating this source of behavioural data into their studies. Further insights into the methodological aspects of using wearables for research were provided by Hendrika van Lier, who shared experiences from her investigations of psychophysiology in an everyday context. In his talk, Jelle van Dijk addressed the central issue of how to bridge the gap between wearable devices as research instruments and their uses as applications for end-users. Bringing the symposium to a close was Mathilde Hermans who described challenges for adapting wearable technologies in a clinical context.

The symposium was organized by Matthijs Noordzij (PHT, University of Twente) and Gijs Huisman (HMI, University of Twente).