Intel’s chief futurist and strategist, Steve Power Brown, and Dave Evans, innovation guru for Cisco, will deliver the daily keynote addresses at the first ever Wearable Technology Conference & Expo, which takes place from 18-19 March at Olympia in London.
With more than 100 expert speakers, 30 exhibitors and a whole host of UK-exclusive product launches, the Wearable Technology Conference is expected to attract 1,500 attendees, making it the biggest event of its kind in the world. Delegates will be informed, inspired and entertained during the two day event, for which just a handful of seats remain unfilled.
With speakers from the likes of Google, Misfit Wearables, Fitbit, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Virgin and Cisco, the conference will cover every aspect of wearable tech – from development and funding, to testing and manufacturing. Sessions, workshops and demos will drill down into the myriad of markets this technology will impact, including healthcare, sports and fitness, engineering, the military, AR and VR, gaming, fashion, travel, entertainment, telecoms and communication.
Delegates will also hear from Chris Dancy, otherwise known as ‘the world’s most connected man’. Chris keeps metrics on himself for every moment of every day, believing that keeping statistics makes him a better employee and it’s in the future of everyone’s work. And Jason Bradbury and Rachel Riley from The Gadget Show will make a very special appearance as they pitch their own wearable tech inventions to the experts.
The Wearable Technology Conference will be the first time many new products will be seen in the UK, including:
· The Intelligent Headset – the world’s first headset with dynamic 3D audio, which has applications for gaming, music and also as an aid for the visually impaired
· Optinvent – the UK launch of the ORA smart glasses, the most complete and powerful true AR see-through smart glasses platform available. The ORA glasses are not released until April/May this year and will initially be available to industrial/professional markets and application developers before going on sale to consumers.
· ORSTO’s X3 smartwatch – British-made and hand built
· SunSprite from Goodlux – SunSprite is a next-generation health wearable invented by Harvard doctors that tracks a person’s sun and bright light exposure to improve their energy, mood and sleep.
· Xensr – the conference will host the European launch of Xensr – the first wireless, programmable motion capture solution that measures physical motion for sports, engineering, medicine and more.
· Smartlife – Smartlife will use the Wearable Technology Conference as the platform for the first public demonstration of its brand new base layer garment and associated electronics, which will report the wearer’s heart rate, location, speed, calorie burn and duration worn – perfect for athletes of all levels.
Outside of the conference, delegates are invited to enjoy multiple networking opportunities, including the Wearable Technology Conference drinks and awards.
“Wearable tech is THE big news for 2014 and it’s only going to get bigger, with experts predicting it will be worth as much as $8.4 billion by 2018,” commented Wearable Technology Conference director John Weir.
“And it’s not surprising when you consider it has the potential to impact all of our lives, both professionally and personally, affecting everything from our health and wellbeing, to the way we see, hear, communicate and play with the world
“For anyone who is interested in finding out how wearable tech can change their life, their job, their business, their industry or their customers’ lives, there is only one place to be on 18-19 March, and that’s the Wearable Technology Conference.”
Full information on the conference sessions and speakers together with who is exhibiting at the expo and demonstration products please visit www.wearabletechnologyshow.net