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WearSense: Unveiling the Potential of Wearable Device Digital Forensics

  • 17:40
  • Wed
  • 15 Nov
Briefing Stage 3


Wearable technology has revolutionized the way people work and live, gaining significant attention from academia, industries, and the public. With smartwatches dominating the market, shipping 74 million units in 2019, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), renowned manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Imagine Marketing have established their presence in the global wearable device market.

As the potential impact of wearable devices continues to grow, the digital forensics community has recognized the importance of examining the digital evidence present in these devices. However, existing research predominantly focuses on well-known wearable vendors, overlooking the significant market share held by lesser-known companies. Furthermore, the current research landscape does not consider biological, psychological, and sociological data, which can be invaluable when investigating wearer behavior, particularly in criminal cases.

This session aims to shed light on a pioneering framework called ""WEARY."" This framework addresses the need to extract data from offline and heterogeneous sources of wearable devices, including those from different manufacturers. By leveraging the power of the WEARY framework, investigators can identify potential digital evidences (PDEs) from semi-structured wearable data. The session will provide insights into the techniques employed by WEARY, offering a promising approach to enhance digital forensics in the context of wearable technology.