Authors: Professor Matthew Sorell, CTO, Digital Forensic Sciences Australia Pty Ltd; Dusan Kozusnik, managing director at Compelson; and Luke Jennings, PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide.



In this workshop, we’ll look at the data that can be acquired directly and indirectly from wearable devices using state of the art tools. We will consider: – the types of records that can currently be acquired directly and the limitations we currently face; – Apple Health Data – the good, the strange, and the unexpected (including a reference to the 2022 rodeo) – Apple vs Fitbit vs Garmin comparison – A case study showing why we need scientific validation of health logs


Matthew Sorell

Matthew Sorell is founder and CTO of Digital Forensic Sciences Australia Pty Ltd. He has been with the University of Adelaide since 1998 and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensic Science at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, in 2018. He is also Honorary Consul of Estonia in South Australia. In 2017 he was invited to join the INTERPOL Digital Forensics Experts Group where he presented a case study using Apple Health data. In 2019 he was appointed Scientific Advisor to, and in 2022 his personal Apple Health data set was made available for researchers and experimental development.

Dusan Kozusnik

Dusan Kozusnik is a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague with a specialization in operating systems and computer security. In 1991, he founded the company Compelson and still serves as its managing director. From the start, he also served as the chief architect, leading the development of security software and hardware products and contributing to the foundation of the antivirus industry. Today, he is primarily an expert in the field of mobile phone security, smart watches, and cloud services. His company’s product MOBILedit is used by governments worldwide in the fight against crime, terrorism, or as a strategic tool in war conflicts.


Luke Jennings

Luke Jennings is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide researching the use of Apple Health data in criminal investigations. In 2018 he completed his bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with research on the social/policy challenges of children’s tracking wearables in different environments. In 2023 he is currently working as a Digital Forensic Scientist for Digital Forensic Sciences Australia.