The Smart Fabrics Conference, taking place April 23-25, is one my favorite wearable technology conferences to attend. From hands-on DIY workshops to insightful talks on how to get your product to market, Smart Fabrics offers a great discussion on where the wearable technology industry is today and wear it’s headed.
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Some highlights for 2014 conference:
Ivan Poupyrev, Principle Research Scientist, Walt Disney Imagineering
Dr. Ivan Poupyrev is a Principle Research Scientist at the Walt Disney Company, where he directs an Interactive Technology Group in the Disney Research Pittsburgh laboratory which is tasked with dreaming up and developing future technologies for Disney parks, resorts, and cruises. His research focuses on inventing new technologies and interaction paradigms that seamlessly blend digital and physical interactivity in devices, everyday objects, and living environments on a very large scale. His research and innovations span a broad range of topics including virtual and augmented reality, haptics, sensing and actuation, interactive biological matter, energy harvesting, 3D printing and additive manufacturing and more.
What Traditional Technology Firms Can do to Enable Smart Clothing?
Steven Holmes, VP New Devices Group & General Manager -Smart Device Innovation Team, Intel Corporation
Steven Holmes is vice president of the New Devices Group and general manager of the Smart Device Innovation team at Intel Corporation. Holmes and his team are chartered with developing products and technologies that will enhance and extend Intel’s product portfolio into new areas of computing, and to position the company to compete and lead new growth markets going forward.
Prior to joining Intel in June 2012, Holmes delivered an extensive list of award-winning products. Most recently as product director at Nike, Inc. he launched Nike+ Fuel Band*, Nike+ Training and Basketball*, and Nike+ GPS SportWatch*.
Fashion-Tech: Eyes on the Design
Anouk Wipprecht, Artist, Designer, Curator and Lecturer
Dutch based designer Anouk Wipprecht is working emerging field of “fashiontech”; a rare combination of sartorial knowhow combined with engineering smarts and style, she has in a very short period created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in an unusual way. Based on microcontrollers and sensors, she creates technological couture; with background in fashion design combined with engineering, science and interaction design, she constructs systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as ‘host’ systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them.
Full agenda can be found here.