PostDoc Candidate Talk: Wearable Technology for Healthcare and Athletic Performance

PostDoc Candidate Talk: Wearable Technology for Healthcare and Athletic Performance
Fri, February 28, 2020 @ 12:00pm EST
University of Pennsylvania
Levine Hall - Room 315
3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Amanda Watson
William & Mary

Traditionally, in healthcare, records are kept with pencil and paper. Now we have healthcare IT, and with the introduction of wearable technology, we can automatically record health data in clinical settings and at a patient’s home. In sport, wearable devices are removing the need for video analysis and making skill development automated and portable.  These advances have also opened up a market of intelligent feedback systems that provide quality insights directly to the user. This presentation focuses on how I advance research in healthcare and athletic performance by designing wearable sensors, features, algorithms, and intelligent feedback systems. The presentation includes summaries of my current and prior research, describing: (1) Enhancing athletic performance with the AI method; (2)  Design of SoftWear - soft wearable sensors made from clothing; and (3) Application of wearable technology in healthcare. The presentation will conclude with my long-term research plans for transforming athletic performance optimization  with the use of wearable technology and the further applications of this technology outside of athletics.

Speaker Bio

Amanda Watson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the William & Mary where she researches under Dr. Gang Zhou in the LENS lab. She received her M.S. in Computer Science from the William & Mary and a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Drury University where she was a 4 year letterman on the varsity volleyball team. Her research interests include Wearable Technology, Smart Health, Sports Science, Sensor Systems, Smart Health, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing, and Internet of Things.