In the 21st century, data is king. At times it can be challenging, even overwhelming, to convert data into meaningful action given how many data points are at our fingertips. 

ASU CareerCatalyst is excited to announce the launch of the new certificate program: Introduction to Remote Human-Centric Data Collection & Processing. This, developed in collaboration with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Performance Engineering and Research for Optimizing Response Mechanisms (PERFORM) Science and Technology Center (STC), program provides skills for collecting, processing and interpreting biometrics. Whether you work in wellness, health care, human performance or technology, the application of biological data continues to increase at an exponential rate.

Accelerating the impact of human-centric data 

Created in conjunction with Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty, this certificate is accessible for professionals at all points in their career. Taking time now to familiarize yourself with biometric assessment skills ensures that you’re properly upskilled as data is synthesized at an ever-increasing pace. Human-centric data is a valuable commodity and companies are barely scratching the surface of the potential data usage. 

Jason Siegler, Associate Professor in the College of Health Solutions, said, “Learning the skills to transform raw human-centric data into approachable and engaging information is key to our understanding of complex systems.” 

Evolving with technology to decipher the body

Several subject-matter experts at Arizona State University came together to create this unprecedented program. As the world evolves, technology expands the reach of human possibility. ASU believes your professional skills should evolve alongside new technology. If you’re working in biometrics or interested in becoming part of this growing industry, this program is for you. Professionals will gain competency through two courses:

  • Human Systems and Biological Signals
  • Human Data Visualization

After these courses you’ll be able to confidently identify relevant systems and their corresponding metrics, understand the best approaches for collecting data, and how to distill the data into actionable insights. The total time commitment for completing the program is approximately thirty-nine hours. Over the course of each module, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand human systems and which systems provided signals that can be measured with sensors
  • Identify which biometric signals are associated with each system
  • Organize, manipulate and visualize data to inform recommendations
  • Recognize biometric data collected from multiple remote sensors
  • Communicate recommendations using data visualization

If you’re looking to contribute to the growing field of biometrics and want to have an impact on how that data is used, this certificate teaches not just the what, but also the how and why of using remotely-collected data to improve the lives around us. Human-Centered Data Collection and Processing is starting enrollment in Fall of 2023 — start your biometric journey and help push the boundaries of human knowledge forward with ASU CareerCatalyst.