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Ctr for Int'l & Defence Speaker Series: Andre Arnold "Made-in-Canada Wearables"

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 554
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Please join us on Wednesday, Feb 12 to hear Dr. Andre Arnold discuss: “Made-in-Canada Wearables: Challenging products, populations and landscapes," co-hosted with the MPA Program, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada.

This presentation positions wearables as private, public, and dual-use military technologies in hybrid roles blurring regular and irregular warfare. Deployed to monitor human, technical, and environmental conditions, wearables support adaptive responses to changing physical, policy, and security landscapes. This discussion addresses the full lifecycle of made-in-Canada wearables, with particular emphasis on uniformed personnel. Considered as instances of dual-use technology, wearables illustrate - and reality-check - the multiple privacy and security risks presented by emerging platforms for AI, unmanned systems, and embedded sensing. Examples from safety, medical, and sports product development are shared; with emphasis on Canada's strengths, including strategic coordination of applied, basic, and clinical research programs.

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Maureen Bartram
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