OSHR 3082 - Human Factors for Wearable Technology (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Wearable technology, or wearable’s, are clothing or accessories incorporating electronics or "smart" textiles into the wearable product. According to the Global Consumer Smart Wearable Technology Market Report, the wearable technology market is anticipated to grow 32.78% over the period 2013-2018. Because wearable technology is worn, carried, or attached to the human body, it is vital to consider human factors to allow acceptable usability to the wearer. For human factors design, multidimensional approaches are adopted to evaluate anthropometric fit, ergonomic mobility, and cognitive comfort.

This presentation will overview human factors issues and various current and future applications of wearable technology, ranged from solar-powered outdoor gear, to bacteria-sensing hospital patient gown, to lightweight bio-based protective suits for first responders.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.