No longer is technology just sitting on our desks or in our hands. With the eruption of wearables, we are now seeing our bodies adorned with this advancing technology. And we are only on the cusp of this new wave of computing.

SteveMann220x116On November 13, FITC Wearables will spend the day exploring wearable technology, its current state, and where this tech is headed. Held at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, this event features a keynote presentation by "the father of the wearable computer" Steve Mann, the internationally-known artist, technologist, and educator Kate Hartman, plus many other leaders in the wearable space including co-founders and CEOs from Bionym and Normative, Karl Martin and Matthew Milan, respectively.

The developer focused presentations will have a business friendly edge, and will examine the following topics: Authentication / Identity, Biometric Data / Quantified Self, Notifications / Communications, Motion / Gesture, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Brain Computer Interface / Neurotechnology, and The Future of Wearables. There are also opportunities for all the attendees to try out some of the wearables in the exhibitor and demo area, including the Muse by InteraXon.

“It’s not about designing wearables, it’s about how to intelligently design excellent experiences for humans interfacing with wearable devices. It’s about making technology invisible so it recedes into the background and enables a deeper engagement with reality.” says Dr. Helen Papagiannis, Ph.D, Augmented Reality Specialist at Augmented Stories and co-host of FITC Wearables along with Tom Emrich, founder of We Are Wearables.

For more information and to purchase a ticket visit the event page at fitc.ca/wearables.