While still recovering from SXSW madness, I’m looking forward to next month’s Smart Fabrics conference taking place April 17-19 in beautiful San Francisco.
The Smart Fabrics conference complements the learnings at SXSW by diving in much greater depth
into the commercial and expressive potential of wearables.
Talks will range in topics from designing wearables from a human centered point of view to reshaping electronics for the body. An opening keynote will be given by Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble.
Early bird pricing expires this Friday, March 15th so make sure you take advantage of the $100 saving by booking now. Please note that academic and student rates are available!
It’s amazing to see how many new companies are presenting at this year’s conference. Some noteworthy talks from industry leaders are listed below. Please check out the full agenda here.
The game changer technology that will impact smart garments: The future of smart watches
Eric Migicovsky, Founder, Pebble Technology
Reshaping Electronics for the Human Body
Amar Kendale, Vice President of Strategy & Market Development, MC10
Smart soccer with miCoach elite team system
Qaizar Hassonjee, VP Innovation, Wearable Sports Electronics, Adidas
LUMO BodyTech Weaving Sensors Into the Fabric of our Everyday Lives
Monisha Perkash, CEO & Co-Founder, LUMO BodyTech
The culture of change and innovation within and outside organizations from a human centered design point of view
Beto Lopez, Global Lead- Systems Design discipline, IDEO
Software and services—building the integrated wearable technology ecosystem
Jennifer Darmour, Design Director, Artefact and Electricfoxy