Sixth Wearables In Practice Symposium

The 6th Wearables in Practice Symposium was held at the Ministry of Justice and Security in The Hague on the 3rd of October. Appropriately, the meeting focused on technical, ethical, judicial and safety issues related to the use of Wearables.

Ernst Eilering organized and chaired the meeting, which consisted of presentations that highlighted the many opportunities (for instance, monitoring and interventions in the safety domain) as well as the potential threats (to privacy and sensitive data) that Wearables can provide.

Golf van Gemert, director of forensic care, gave the opening speech, highlighting the importance of meetings such as these about the application of Wearable devices. Speakers at the meeting took a critical look at the current laws surrounding the collection and storing of (personal) data, presented the results of a study on using Wearables as a possible intervention among children with a developmental disorder, and engaged the audience in lively discussions about the future of our current network. For the next meeting, Ernst and Stefania Rosanio passed the torch to Rens van de Schoot of the University of Utrecht. WIP 7 will thus be held in Utrecht in April 2020. Information about this meeting will appear here or in our Linked-In group.

The meeting was also covered (in Dutch) by the ministry and NeuroLabNL.

SpeakersPresentations (click to download)
Goof van GemertWelcome and introduction
Suzanne HartholtLegal issues: wearables under the microscope
Saskia Koldijk & Natascha den BleijkerStudy among children with a developmental disorder between 6 and 12 years old Mortaza S. BarghOn personal data protection in Big Data settings
Peter de Looff & Matthijs NoordzijWIP Network en Consortium
Marian LuursemaWearables in the security and justice domain; threats and opportunities.
Susan van den BraakData security and storage of wearable physiological measurement methods