[Cyborg] wearable devices talk at VLAB

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 5 23:25:12 UTC 2011

early bird $30, student $15

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 
for more details and to register.


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