B5 – Innovation in Research: Wearable technology (including a home grown success story)

Professor Stuart Smith will look at how and why clinical research may well benefit from the widespread adoption of personal digital technologies, like wearable health monitors, and how such technologies may disrupt the process of running clinical trials. In particular we will cover the concept of disruptive innovation (Christensen 1997) and explore examples of trials that are exploring the use of digital technologies for new ways of capturing data.


Professor Malcolm Horne will talk about the locally developed Parkinson’s monitor which has regulatory approval in Australia, EU and the USA. The talk will cover clinical, regulatory and reimbursement challenges in bringing this locally developed wearable system to a global market.

Chairperson: Lucas Litewka, University of the Sunshine Coast & ARCS board member