Dr. Isabel Pedersen speaks out about the future of wearable technology in a recent interview
DeCiMaL Lab’s researcher, Dr. Isabel Pedersen was recently interviewed by The Chronicle, a newspaper published at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology/Durham College, about her role in the wearable technology industry. The article which was written by Shane MacDonald is entitled “Dr. Pedersen is bringing UOIT into the future”. In the article, Dr. Pedersen discusses her interest in the effects of wearable technology on humans.
In the interview, Dr. Pedersen states “with everything we gain, we might lose something” (MacDonald, 2014). This statement is a very compelling approach to wearable technology. As many individuals tend to emphasize the things that we will gain by using wearable technology, it is also important to look at the things we might lose. It is only natural for something to be lost when something else is gained. For this reason, Dr. Pedersen’s interests in the effects of wearable technology are undoubtedly relevant to the industry.
Jeremy Baarbé, Vice President of University Affairs for the Student Association at UOIT, was also interviewed for the article. In the interview, Baarbé speaks about his work with DeCiMaL lab and the relevance of Dr. Pedersen’s research in society. Baarbé also emphasizes the importance of understanding how technology is shaping the future of the world.
While the interview offers readers only a glimpse into the work that is being done at the Digital Culture and Media Lab, the primary area of research is clear. Dr. Pedersen is asking important questions about the future of wearable technology and the effects of such devices on users.
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