Tech in Ten: Q&A With Jason Carter
Michigan Tech's thought leaders glimpse into the University's future. Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP), reflects on where research and education in the health sciences is heading over the next decade.
Q. What technology being developed today will change the game for education and research in kinesiology and integrative physiology 10 years from now?
A. We're in the age of wearable technologies, which is very exciting for departments like ours. We’re able to monitor, in real-time, so many variables connected to healthy living—physical activity levels, heart rates, subjective scales of stress and sleep. These subjective and objective measures of health are currently focused on the individual, but I see them becoming much more integrated with living environments and space. Things like black mold in the home, walking paths at high risk for slip-and-fall and other factors that can dramatically impact health will be monitored and integrated with other biometrics.
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