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Wearable Technologies of the Future

January 18, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join the Internet of Caring Things team and guests at this in-person event, for a morning of hands-on activities, networking with experts, and inspirational talks about the latest wearable technologies and innovations.

We ask:

  • Can wearable devices support wellness, health or fun activities across all ages?
  • What leading-edge technologies could businesses leverage to create these opportunities?

This event is suitable for all businesses interested in exploring wearable technologies and developing ‘Caring Things‘.


Speaker Line Up:

Introduction to IoCT – Dr Jennine Jonczyk, Programme Manager (Internet of Caring Things)

Internet of Things (IoT) – Dr Simon Johnson, Chief Technologist (CPI)

Flexible hybrid electronics – Tony Green, Software Engineering Manager for the HealthTech Business Unit (CPI)

IoCT In Action – Affotek

Experts in Residence – Rosie Wakely, Senior Innovation Consultant (National Innovation Centre for Ageing) & Dr Sophie Skach, Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Queen Mary University of London) – Talking about Smart Materials and showcasing their interactive e-textile zoo.

Whilst the event is open to all it will there is the opportunity for those businesses based in the North of Tyne Combined Authority Regions (Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland) to find out more about our Internet of Caring Things Funded Support Programme.


Internet of Caring Things

The Internet of Caring Things is a network of connected devices and services with a clear mission: to actively care for people – their physical and mental well-being – and what really matters to them – such as leisure, safety and security, pets, planet, sustainability and connecting with family and friends.

This event is brought to you by Ageing Intelligence® and the Internet of Caring Things programme as part of the UK National Innovation Centre Ageing (NICA).

Your personal data will be stored securely in line with regulations set out under GDPR. Registration data may be shared with essential programme and event partners or the funder for the purpose of the IoCT programme and evaluation.

If you have any questions about the event or are interested in learning more about the Internet of Caring Things programme, please contact: ioct@newcastle.ac.uk


About Ageing Intelligence® and the Internet of Caring Things programme

A £5.6 million pound project running through to 2027, the Ageing Intelligence® and the Internet of Caring Things programme is delivered by U.K. National Innovation Centre Ageing (NICA), VOICE® and Centre of Process Innovation (CPI) to support economic growth and improve the health and wellbeing of those living and working in the North of Tyne. Together we are developing the first network of connected objects and cognitive systems with a clear mission: to actively care for people and what matters to them.

This project is part-funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Newcastle University, in partnership with Centre of Process Innovation (CPI).

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor. Find out more at: https://www.northoftyne-ca.gov.uk/


January 18, 2023
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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National Innovation Centre for Ageing
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The Catalyst
The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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