Wearable Technologies (867H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

On this module, you'll learn about the fundamentals of wearable technologies, including:

  • technological (computing, communication, sensing, energy, exoskeleton, exosuits)
  • algorithmic (signal processing and machine learning)
  • applicative aspects through a combination of theoretical analysis and hands-on experimentation.

You study the unique characteristics offered by wearable technologies, such as accurate sensing of body and physiological parameters which enables a "smart assistant" capable of reacting to the user's activities and needs. 

You'll also learn about the unique challenges posed by their development alongside choice of technologies and human factors.


52%: Lecture
48%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 40 hours of contact time and about 110 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: