UCalgary launches wearable tech program as demand for graduates explodes

August 29, 2018

The University of Calgary has received funding from the federal government to train 80 graduate students over the next six years to become experts in the field of wearable technology. “We're talking about Fitbit, and Garmin and Apple Watch — and countless companies that are popping up almost on a daily basis,” said Reed Ferber, director of UCalgary's Running Injury Clinic. “They need well-trained graduates who understand data science, understand the technology, understand the entrepreneurial side of wearable technology — and that's what the training program is all about.” CBC