[Cyborg] wearable devices talk at VLAB

Jean Rintoul jean.rintoul at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 17:20:52 PST 2011


sounds awesome! I'd go! Except no speakers mentioned yet. Doh!

Jean

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:

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> *http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=435
> early bird $30, student $15
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> Wearable Devices: The Next “Smart” Platform*
> *When*: Tuesday, January 17, 2011
> *6:00pm - 7:00pm:* Networking and Refreshments
> *7:00pm - 8:30pm: *Panel Discussion and Q&A
>
> New open compute platforms are coming, with profound implications for
> devices with a screen and the companies that make them. Leveraging the
> Smartphone ecosystem and Moore’s Law, entrepreneurs are creating a new
> class of devices. These devices, built as general purpose compute
> platforms, are cheap enough and small enough to disrupt legacy closed,
> single function devices.
>
> Start-ups and giant global companies like Sony Ericsson and Motorola have
> identified the wrist, or the Smart Watch, as the primary application to
> launch these new platforms. The Smart Watch is only the starting point, a
> beachfront for this opportunity.
>
> Can the market for wearable devices expand beyond the wrist. Will a
> minimal interface, “Glance”, become a break-through, like multi-touch? Will
> Wearable Devices spawn an ecosystem of entrepreneurs building new Apps and
> services?
>
> We explore these questions, plus the challenges of start-ups creating the
> Wearable Platforms. Click here<http://vlab.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dee8b2852dad9f120f0a5afbb&id=c92cb48a95&e=7aaaf172f1>for more details and to register.
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> Eric
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