Specialisation in Mobile/Wearable Technology
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT4889 - 7.5 ECTS



On the basis of

Introduction to Mobile/Wearable Technology

Expected learning outcomes

On completion of this course the students will have the following knowledge, skills and general competences:

  • Understand a range of advanced mobile and wearable techniques
  • Understand research methods in the field
  • Possesses specialized insights into research frontier in a selected part of the mobile technology field
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of professional practices and scientific theories related to the field
  • Posses a deep understanding of one area of advanced mobile technology
  • Identify the ethical and social impact of mobile devices on society


  • Be able to describe and present the use of mobile technologies
  • Be able to analyze existing theories, methods, and interpretations and to challenge established knowledge and practices
  • Be able to discuss the ethical and social impacts of new mobile technologies
  • Be able to argue and defend in a written form a chosen position within the field

General competence

  • Have Have a improved ability to discuss technology and defend an opinion
    ● Be able to communicate academic issues, analysis, and conclusions, with
    specialists in the field, in oral and written forms


As the field of mobile technology is dynamic and changes rapidly, the specific technologies covered will change each year.
The current coverage includes, but is not limited to:

● Location-based tracking and location-aware applications
● Sensors and activity tracking (accelerometer/gyro, microphone, EEG-based, and others)
● Signal processing
● Quantified self, self monitoring and activity tracking
● Camera-based & video-based lifelogging, video-enabled wearable technologies
● Social aspects, social connectivity
● Context: acquisition, processing, and data mining
● Mobile games
● Mobile health, personalized healthcare
● Mobile application development & mobile ecosystems
● Mobile business models, entrepreneurship and monetization

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Student will receive an overview of the mobile development process on a range of devices, but will select one for in depth study. Some mobile devices will be available for testing, but it would be beneficial for the student to have access to a personal mobile device (for example iOS which requires an iOSenabled device, or and Android 4.2+)

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment
Oral exam, individually

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

● Portfolio of internal assignments (60%).
● Final, oral exam (40%)
● There are internal assignments that will be contributing to the final 60% of the course mark

Passing the internal portfolio is required to sit the exam. Both parts must be passed individually.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal with periodic external examiner. First time with external examiner is spring 2021.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary resit for the written exam. Internal portfolio work cannot be resubmitted.

Examination support


Teaching Materials

Publications and relevant teaching materials are available on Fronter page for the course. It is highly advisable for students to own their own Android or iOS smartphones and/or relevant wearable technologies. This is a agile course which will focus on new and emerging technologies. The individual topics may change if there is a significant new technology available at the start of the course.

Additional information

Preregistration in Fronter is necessary to ensure that the course is offered. The course may not run if less than five students have pre-registered by August 20.

The course will run for the first time in 2017.