Sensor sensibility: the future of wearable health tech at work

Social Scientist Jo Bowen, of HSE’s Foresight Centre, takes a look at the development and growing adoption of wearable health and safety ‘smart technology’, and considers the implications this might have for the future working world. Here’s a teaser for you. What, according to networking equipment giant Cisco, is the similarity between the room-sized ENIAC … Continue reading “Sensor sensibility: the future of wearable health tech at work”

How the farm of the future might look

Alison Richards, Scientist in HSE’s Foresight Centre, considers how emerging challenges such as population growth, diminishing natural resources, climate change and environmental pollution might be addressed by technological solutions, possibly making the farm of the future very different from what we see today. Labour saving devices such as robotic harvesters, mechanical fruit pickers, weeding machines … Continue reading “How the farm of the future might look”