Wearable technology

Internet of bodies

Journal article

Associations between sleep quality and heart rate variability: implications for a biological model of stress detection using wearable technology

Other authors
Philip Newton, David Sibbritt, Roderick Clifton-Bligh, John W. Morley and Sara Lal
The aim of this study was to investigate the links between short-term sleep quality and duration, and heart rate variability in 60 healthy individuals, in order to provide useful information about the effects of stress and sleep on heart rate variability (HRV) indices, which in...
Journal article

Stress watch: the use of heart rate and heart rate variability to detect stress: a pilot study using smart watch wearables

Stress is an inherent part of the normal human experience. Although, for the most part, this stress response is advantageous, chronic, heightened, or inappropriate stress responses can have deleterious effects on the human body. It has been suggested that individuals who experience repeated or prolonged...

Systematic review

Smart devices and wearable technologies to detect and monitor mental health conditions and stress: a systematic review

Recently, there has been an increase in the production of devices to monitor mental health and stress as means for expediting detection, and subsequent management of these conditions. The objective of this review is to identify and critically appraise the most recent smart devices and...


The Internet of Bodies is here: tackling new challenges of technology governance

This paper looks at the broader ecosystem of connected technologies that is coming together to create the 'Internet of Bodies' (IoB). As with any area of emerging technology, the IoB is evolving rapidly and its future is unknown.

Digital health devices in the Australian construction industry

This report contributes to the understanding of how digitalisation can improve health and safety within the construction industry by using real-world examples from construction professionals' experiences. It presents benefits resulting from the use of digital health and safety technologies, as well as potential obstacles faced...

The Australian Women and Digital Health Project: comprehensive report of findings

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the findings from the Australian Women and Digital Health Project, a qualitative study involving a total of 66 women around Australia, ranging in age from 21 to 74.
Conference paper

The design of a wearable robotic upper limb stroke therapy device that addresses acceptance and initiation of use

This paper presents the main findings from designing and testing a prototype of a robotic device for stroke rehabilitation; including ease of use, how acceptance and initiation of use were implemented.

Going digital to deliver a healthier Australia

Digital health technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver and receive health and social care. Advances in digital technology provide a tangible opportunity to improve health care quality, consumer outcomes and experience.
Briefing paper

Revolutionising health: predicting patient health using blockchain and wearable technology

Wearable technology has taken the world by storm over the past number of years. Members of the public have been liberated, finally able to take control over their health, wellbeing and lifestyle. More so now than ever, lifestyle has become a major factor in the...

Technology and innovation for the future of production: accelerating value creation

Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres of global production systems. The current pace of technological development is exerting profound changes on the way people live and work. It is impacting all disciplines, economies and...

Centre for Design Innovation: inaugural report 2016

This report features a selection of the Centre for Design Innovation's research projects and a detailed overview of the core programs: Smart Wearables Technology and Design, Furture Self and Design Living Lab, Project Geldom, and Humanitarian Habitat and Design.
Blog post

Automation, correlation and causation: launching a policy discussion

Tal Zarsky, Professor of Law at the University of Haifa, discusses some of the regulatory and policy implications that arise from companies’ use of personal data, with particular reference to wearable technologies.

Every step you fake: a comparative analysis of fitness tracker privacy and security

Introduction Canadians, and many people around the world, are increasingly purchasing, and using, electronic devices meant to capture and record the relative levels of a person’s fitness.