Wearable Innovations for Health Equity

Join Us: One Day Workshop - September 10, 2024

The Wearable Innovations for Health Equity workshop, hosted jointly by Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and Center for Wearable Intelligent Systems and Healthcare (WISH Center), aims to raise awareness and discuss the transformative impact of wearable technologies in promoting wellness and increasing equitable health outcomes. This event will gather impacted community members, researchers, engineers, and practitioners to discuss the use of wearable devices across diverse populations, bridging data gaps for inclusive healthcare, supporting age equity through innovation, empowering minority health, and tailoring wearable technologies to meet gender-specific health needs. The workshop will feature two keynote speakers addressing wearable technological innovations in the morning and health equity challenges in the afternoon.

Participants from institutions, such as Georgia Tech, Emory University, Georgia State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and University of Georgia will provide insights into their ongoing projects, offering a perspective on the funding environment and new collaboration opportunities ideal for wearable device and technology applications. The workshop is designed to highlight the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration, emphasizing people-centered approaches and the conversion of foundational research into actionable solutions.

An IPaT and WISH Center overview session will explore ways to support new initiatives and collaborations. Additionally, a potential panel session will include voices from impacted community members. These discussions will focus on managing chronic conditions using both sophisticated and simple technological solutions. The event will also include poster sessions, allowing participants to exhibit their innovative research and applications in wearable technologies. 


Date:          September 10, 2024
Time:         8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:  Tech Square Research Building (TSRB) ballroom and auditorium

(Registration opens in July, 2024)

Want to be a Presenter?

Are you a researcher interested in presenting during this event?  Please complete our presenter registration form (link below). 


- Continental breakfast and registration -
Morning agenda*
• Welcome
• Morning keynote – emerging wearable tech
• Lighting talks 
• Poster session
Lunch (poster session ongoing)

Afternoon agenda*
• Panel: The real experts: Health wearable users and their realities
• Funding sources and building teams
• Afternoon keynote – health equity and wearables 
• Panel: GT research and what’s next
Reception and networking

* More details to be added as event nears