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Below you will find archives for all of the articles we’ve published in IEEE Spark regarding advances in technology. Learn about how technology influences sports, how 3D printers are used in healthcare, and interviews with real people working in STEM and making a difference.

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.

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

Meet Christine Miyachi!

August 2016

Christine Miyachi has over 25 years of experience working for startups and large corporations. She is the chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Special Technical Community (STC) on Cloud Computing and writes a blog about software architecture. She also is a principal systems engineer and architect at Xerox Corporation and holds several patents.Read More

The Internet of Everything

August 2016

Imagine waking up in the morning. Before your alarm even rings, the heat has come on, the hot water is ready, your coffee maker has begun to brew, and your blinds have begun to open. You go downstairs and take a box of cereal from the pantry and a carton of milk from the refrigerator, both of which you use up. You get a notification on your phone letting you know that cereal and milk have been added to your grocery list. When it’s time to head to school or work, you climb into your car. Read More

Meet Mohan Trivedi!

August 2015

Mohan Trivedi is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. At UC San Diego he serves as the founding director of the Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) and the Computer Vision and Robotics Research (CVRR) Laboratory. Read More


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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