Societal implications of wearable technology: Interpreting "trialability on the run"

Katina Michael, Deniz Gokyer, Samer Abbas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents a set of scenarios involving the GoPro wearable Point of View (PoV) camera. The scenarios are meant to stimulate discussion about acceptable usage contexts with a focus on security and privacy. The chapter provides a wide array of examples of how overt wearable technologies are perceived and how they might/might not be welcomed into society. While the scenario is based at the University of Wollongong campus in Australia, the main implications derived from the fictitious events are useful in drawing out the predicted pros and cons of the technology. The scenarios are interpreted and the main thematic issues are drawn out and discussed. An in depth analysis takes place around the social implications, the moral and ethical problems associated with such technology, and possible future developments with respect to wearable devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWearable Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781522554851
ISBN (Print)152255484X, 9781522554844
StatePublished - Apr 6 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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