Engineering Inside:

2016 Issue 4


Wearing Your Tech on Your Sleeve
November 2016

by Robin Hegg

Imagine a world where the clothes and jewelry you wear play a role far beyond keeping you warm or making you look good. Imagine that on top of this, your accessories let you know when you were receiving a phone call, tell it’s time to leave for an appointment, warn you that the area you were in might trigger an asthma attack. With wearable technology, all of this—and more—can be possible.

IEEE Spark Has Been Discontinued

Following a strategic review by IEEE of its education activities, it has been decided to discontinue IEEE Spark. Previous issues of IEEE Spark will remain available until the end of 2017. Visitors can also continue to take advantage of IEEE’s other pre-university education resources including ( and IEEE (

Meet Dr. Katrin Reitsma!

November 2016

Dr. Katrin Reitsma has over 15 years of Research & Development experience in industry, government, and academia and is a proven innovator with 8 US patents, many international publications and contributions to wireless & mobility standards. Her general research interests are cyber security and cryptography and she currently works on user friendly solutions to secure all kinds of connected devices.Read More

Explore VR with Anaglyph 3D Technology

November 2016

Anaglyph technology, like that used in 3D movies, uses stereo images that are encoded using different colors. 3D glasses with different colored lenses filter the images, allowing each eye to see a different image. In this activity, you will make your own 3D glasses and create a 3D image using anaglyph technology.
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Dog Trainer

See what the Spark crew is up to in this issue!
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IEEE Spark Challenge

Think you know IEEE Spark? Test your knowledge of engineering, computing and technology with the IEEE Spark Challenge! Answer questions correctly to help your team move to the top of the leaderboard.

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Explore Wearables with Hands-On Kits and Camps

Want to try making your own wearable device? There are kits that can help you build or program your own wearable. Or, if you want a more immersive experience, check out a tech camp or workshop to give wearable design a try.

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Sharing and Securing Wearable Tech

The IEEE and its members have been at the forefront of wearable technology, working to share advancements and research, highlight security concerns, and develop standards for wearable development, communication, and security.

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