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Wearable Technology Lecture

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The Arts, Culture and Media Speaker Series is pleased to present its inaugural event of the Fall 2014 term, Wearable Technology Lecture

Whether it’s checking text messages on your smartwatch, tracking sleep quality with your brainwave-sensing headset, or finding your way to class with augmented reality smartglasses, wearable technology is poised to transform the way we communicate, monitor our health and interact with the world around us. No longer science fiction, wearable technology is slowly finding practical applications in our homes, schools, and workplaces. However, to make devices small enough to fit on our bodies requires that screens shrink—or even disappear—and devices often need to be connected to other devices nearby, such as smartphones. These new challenges mean that designers need to re-think the way consumers and enterprise customers interact with wearable technology, for example by shrinking down keyboards, using gesture control, speech recognition, or innovating completely new solutions. Please join us as we discuss opportunities and challenges in wearable technology with four startups based in Toronto who will discuss how they are overcoming these new design hurdles.

Guest speakers include: 

Natasha Baker, Founder of SnapEDA

John Chibuk, Co-Founder of Kiwi Wearables

Will Walmsley, Co-Founder/CEO of Minuum

David Shalaby, Co-Founder/CEO of TapTrack

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room SW 309 in the Science Wing Building. Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Wearable Technology Lecture is generously supported by MBNA, Manulife Financial, and TD Insurance.

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