Christine Farion: Wearable Computing

Christine Farion

Image credit: With kind permission of Christine Farion.

As part of her PhD in computer science at Queen Mary University of London, Christine researched the use of technology to reduce the anxiety of forgetfulness. Using the technology used in shops to tag products and stop theft, she created a bag that as you placed specific things in it, a small light was displayed on the outside of the bag. She now makes and sells the bags.

Read more about Christine’s research on the  cs4fn website.


CLASSROOM IDEAS

Design & Technology and PSHE&C.  Design a product that helps those with memory problems. Eg. A device that reminds you what you wanted to remember to collect from upstairs. Write about the use of technology to support people’s lives.