The next Wearable Technologies Conference will be held in Munich on January 27 and 28. QTOOTH is proud to be a part of the event as an official Media Sponsor. We learned a lot from the last one that was held in Taipei last October. It’s at these conferences that we get a real peek at what’s coming next in wireless wearable technologies. Many of the companies and their representatives may not be household names, but they are the root source of all the cool innovations that make the latest gadgets work their magic.
The Munich conference offers two full days of talks, symposiums, plenty of networking opportunities, as well as an extensive exhibition area where attendees can check out the gear for themselves. What’s great is, that if this is something that is of interest to you, you are welcome to attend the event. You can register here. Following is the tentative agenda for the event:
|Monday, 27th January 2014
|Welcome and Introduction
|Keynote: To Ubiquity and Beyond – the Growth of Appcessories Nick Hunn, Wireless Evangelist, Wifore Consulting Ltd
|Enabling Tech: New Materials
|Enabling Tech: Communication
|GestIC – Touchless Gesture Interface Dr. Roland Aubauer, Technical Director, Microchip Technology
|Enabling Tech: Sensors
|Emerging MEMS sensor technologies and applications Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt, Senior Manager Strategic Marketing, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
|Flexible Sensor Materials for Improved Product Development Mark Melnykowycz, Scientist, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
|Enabling Tech: Energy
|The power in you: Energy-harvesting sensors for body area networks Matthias Kassner, Product Marketing Director, EnOcean GmbH
|Solid State Thin Film Battery: Future Energy Storage Source for Wearable Devices B. Leo Kwak, DMTS, Applied Materials, Inc.
|Enabling Tech: User Interface & Prototyping
|WT Innovation World Cup Award Ceremony
|Elevator Pitches of the Finalists
|Announcement of the Winner
|Tuesday, 28th January 2014
|Welcome and Introduction
|Keynote: From Carryables to Wearables to Implantables and Beyond Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Research Chair and Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Canada
|Panel Discussion: The Wearable Technologies – Growth Potential
|Josh Flood, Senior Analyst, ABI Research
|Jeremie Bouchaud, MEMS Director, IHS
|Smart Watches & Wristbands
|Touch to stay in touch Christoph Dressel, COO, Kwamecorp, Ltd.
|Smart Glasses & AR moderated by Thomas Alt, CEO, metaio
|Safety & Security
|Certification and Interoperability
|Health & Fitness
|Grassroots in digital health Eugene Jorov, Co-founder, Seraphim Sense
|Push your fitness further with stats right on your wrist.
|Beyond the Body
|Welcome To the Clickable World Muhammad Abdurrahman, Chief Executive Officer, Playtabase
Wearable Technologies Conferences have been held since 2006 and helps showcase cutting-edge innovation, and brings and opportunity to hear decision makers, experts and developers from commerce, production and research demonstrate where things are headed in this exciting and rapidly developing field. Subjects range from the fields of Health, Wellness, Active Life, Lifestyle Computing, Communication, Security/Safety, and Fashion. By encouraging a dialogue between the respective industries the conferences aim to bring forward new solutions and applications for a rapidly growing target group. Attendees experience the most comprehensive line-up of technological innovations, and have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends all while meeting original thinkers as well as new start-ups in this area. For more a look at what the previous events were like take a look at the conferences that were held in 2013.
We’ll be reporting on all of the happenings and will post highlights for our readers here on QTOOTH. Check back late January! For more information about the Munich event to be held January 27-28, 2014 click here.