The use of wearable technology to reduce your insurance premium

Study level

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Associate Professor Amisha Mehta
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School
Dr Sven Tuzovic
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School


Activity trackers such as Fitbit have become popular with millions of people worldwide. Now, one of Australia's biggest life insurers, MLC, has become Australia's first insurer to use smart wearable technology to track customers' habits and reward them for good behaviour. The focus of this research is to investigate if consumers are worried about their privacy and also that their premiums could be penalised if insurers were to learn of their bad habits.


This project is ideal for a candidate with strong skills in qualitative research and academic writing.



For more information please contact Dr Sven Tuzovic