IMT4889 - Specialisation in Mobile/Wearable Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Oral exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 4/10
Portfolio assessment 6/10

Course content

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

Learning outcome

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/wearable and cloud 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/wearable/cloud technologies
- Be able to argue and defend in a written form a chosen position within the field

General competence
- Have an 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

Learning methods and activities

Project work

Additional information
Students will receive an overview of the mobile/wearable and distributed systems research methodologies and research topics. Students will select one for an 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 smartphone which requires an iOS- or Android-enabled device).

Further on evaluation

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

Forms of assessment
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.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Applied Computer Science (MACS)
Applied Computer Science (MACS-D)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Publications and relevant teaching materials are available on Blackboard 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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT5401 5.0 01.09.2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 4/10 2019-12-13
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 4/10
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 6/10

Release 2019-12-10

Submission 2019-12-16

Release 14:00

Submission 09:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Portfolio assessment 6/10 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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