Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech Revolution : #RWYK Certified Great Read

Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech Revolution by Elaine Kachala : #RWYK Certified Great Read

Congratulations to Elaine Kachala!!

Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech Revolution is our latest certified great read!



Wearable technology is giving humans super powers.

Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech RevolutionIn this middle-grade book, young readers will discover how technological innovation can help people survive, live better lives and thrive. But what if some people have technology to help them and others don’t? What if super strength results in endless work? What if hackers can read our thoughts? What if living in a virtual world affects our humanity? The book asks readers to question the pros and cons of technology and consider if innovation can go too far. Meet the inventors, designers, engineers, scientists, and young people asking these questions and navigating the next tech frontier.

What is wearable technology? How is it changing our lives? How do we design responsible technology? Meet the inventors, designers, engineers, scientists, and young people navigating the next tech frontier.

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A note from the author

First, I was a reader. Reading helped expose me to great writing. I love books. I still have some from when I was a kid, and I’ve kept all of my kid’s books (they’re grown up now!).

EK.jpgFast forward a few years, I came to love writing at school and later at university. I earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Toronto and a Master in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University, where I wrote many essays. Then, I led the research and writing of health reports for governments and agencies for over 20 years. Early on, I learned about the power of stories to explain difficult topics instead of just laying out the facts.



Here’s Our Review

Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech Revolution by  Elaine Kachala is an illustrated nonfiction book for middle grade readers that explores the history, development, applications and ethics of wearable technology. Wearable technology is all the rage these days and this wonderful book will help kids to gain the information they need to get inspired and to change the future. Your little electronics enthusiasts will also get to meet the inventors, designers, engineers, scientists and young people navigating the future of technology and fashion.

Wearables are electronic technology or devices that can be worn on, or attached to, our bodies. We can also implant them inside our bodies. For centuries people have imagined ways to augment their abilities, like with eyeglasses in the 13th century. But the use of modern wearable computing devices to boost our abilities began in the 1960s. Now they’re becoming mainstream! People can check messages, listen to music, or even monitor health conditions. In a time when consumer electronics are becoming smaller and seamlessly integrated into our lives, it is important to understand how technology can improve and augment your lifestyle and the risks. Who are the people involved in developing and implementing wearable technology? Who sets the wearable technology standards? What are the benefits of wearable technology in healthcare? What are the dangers of wearable technology? How can we design wearables responsibly? The book highlights how wearable computing is already changing our lives. Kids will learn about the hardware and software that make wearable technology possible, and the future of wearable technology.
The book covers the rapidly expanding development of wearable systems, thus enabling clinical and medical applications, such as disease management and rehabilitation. Final chapters discuss the challenges inherent to these rapidly evolving technologies. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. 



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