The Impact of Wearable Tech on Performance Support – Resources Shared at #PSS14

PSS14-1000On September 8th, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Performance Support Symposium in Boston. I led a discussion titled The Impact of Wearable Technology on Performance Support. Here’s a description of the session:

Technological advances disrupt the status quo. We’ve seen this happen a number of times in the way we address learning and performance interventions. In the last few decades, the emergence of home computers brought us eLearning, and the proliferation of mobile and smart phones have brought us mLearning. Both of these technological advances have fundamentally changed how we look at learning and performance programs. Another technological advance is coming—one that will once again change some of our definitions and how we address performance issues: wearable technology.

Participants in this session will explore wearable technology and the world of opportunity that it presents for performance support. You will learn about different types of wearable technologies, and how they are being positioned for consumer usage. You will discuss the unique affordances of these technologies and explore how you can use them for new types of performance support. You will also explore early use-cases of wearable technology for education and performance support.

This blog post is being set up primarily as a follow-up resource for those that attended the session, and it may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about the technology trends that are shaping the future of learning.

Session Slides

Additional Resources
Using Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality to Improve Learning and Performance by Steven Loomis
Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology Stacey Goodman
Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology by Rick Delgado
Should Next-Generation Education Use Oculus Rift? by Pauley
Wearables with augmented reality are mind-blowing — and an ethical nightmare by Nick Statt
Don’t smash Google Glass yet – wearables are the future by Andy Neely
The Biggest Obstacle to Mobile Innovation: The Battery by Adrianna Lee
Future of Wearable Tech Report Slideshare from IntelIQ
Doctors Will Play New Roles as Wearable Tech Evolves by Peter D. Weiss and Grayson Brulte
Why 3D Printing Is Shaping The Future Of Prosthetics By PSFK Labs
Google extends Android to wearables: introducing Android Wear by Christian Zibreg

Examples of Wearable Technology
Wearable Coaching System Teaches You How to Pitch by Tuan Mai
Nymi YouTube video by Bionym
The Myo Armband
Smart Gloves Teach People Braille, Even When They Are Distracted by Gerard LeBlon
The Daqri Smart Helmet Wants to Put Augmented Reality to Work by Darren Orf
Samsung’s Answer to the Oculus Rift Is a Phone-Powered VR Beast by Eric Limer
Hands On With The World’s First HUD Motorcycle Helmet by Corey Hass

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