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Wearable Sensors Workshop – March 2013

The NCSR held a workshop on Wearable Sensors for Sports & Health in DCU on the March 5th.

The aim of this workshop was to bring together researchers across different disciplines interested in the latest advances in wearable technologies.

Presentations focused particularly on sweat analysis and featured two keynote speakers, Dr. Ronald Maughan and Dr. Edward McKone, who highlighted the end user needs in the fields of sports and healthcare.

The workshop delegates consisted of end users and technology developers who hope to fuel the advance of novel wearable sweat sensing devices.

Speakers came from a range of backgrounds including sensors, microfluidics, sports science, respiratory medicine and clothing innovation.

Wearable sensing is a multidisciplinary field and there were many interesting discussions during the day.

A number of posters and demonstrations showcasing the latest wearable sensing research for sports and health applications were also showcased.

This workshop was funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award given to Dr. Shirley Coyle.

Overall the workshop was a great success and will hopefully lead to the beginning of many new and successful collaborations.

Congratulations to all involved.

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Delegates who attended the recent Smart Materials Conference

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