FITC Wearables

2014-11-13 00:00:00 2014-11-14 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Wearables FITC presents a full-day event dedicated to Wearables! 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… Toronto FITC Toronto

Creating a Wearable Identity
Our identities and the act of establishing trust between individuals and other parties is key to so many aspects of our daily lives. From accessing our personal devices and data,… Read more…
Karl Martin
Designing for the Quantified User
Today, your bathroom scale knows your heart rate, and your phone knows how many steps you took before lunch. In the past we designed interfaces and experiences. Now with the… Read more…
Matthew Milan
Developing for Wearables: Lessons Learned & Best Practices
Have you wanted to develop apps for a popular wearable device like Google Glass? Perhaps you had an idea for a hardware device that you’d like to prototype and bring… Read more…
Jean-Luc David
Keynote: Wearable Computing is Urban Design: Surveillance in the Digital Environment
Back in the 1970s, Steve Mann envisioned clothing, eyeglasses, and the like, as building blocks in an architecture of one. This building designed and built for a single occupant, with… Read more…
Steve Mann
Showcase: Gesturing Into the Future
Thalmic Labs is revolutionizing the way we interact with the digital world. Scott Greenberg, director of developer relations at Thalmic Labs, will explain how the company’s first product, the Myo… Read more…
Scott Greenberg
Thalmic Labs
Showcase: Muse by InteraXon
Brain sensing technology isn’t new; doctors and scientists have been studying and using it for decades. So why isn’t there a brain sensor in all of our homes yet? It… Read more…
Jay Vidyarthi
Showcase: The Crowdfunding Laboratory for Wearables
Explore the rapidly-changing landscape of wearables and crowdfunding. See how running a campaign is like having a laboratory for new wearable products and what companies can get from the process… Read more…
Steve Tam
The Future of Motion/Gesture Technology
Motion/gesture recognition and control technology allows us to manipulate our digital content with natural and intuitive interactions. Chris Goodine, an expert in the area of human-computer interaction, will highlight how… Read more…
Chris Goodine
Thalmic Labs
The Hottest Neural Tools and Their Possibilities
The brain is the final frontier – at least here, on Earth. You can help change behaviour, map a thought process or improve cognitive functioning, however, you must begin by… Read more…
Diana Lucaci
True Impact
Virtual Reality: Learn to Maximize Present and Future Creative Possibilities!
2014 is the year that virtual reality will go from a bad memory from the 90s to the beginning of a new way to experience content. Already the Oculus Rift… Read more…
Stephan Tanguay
What’s Next For Wearables?
We’ve seen the release of a variety of interesting electronic textile DIY platforms and a boom in consumer wearable gadgets that include self trackers and mobile phone peripherals. But what’s… Read more…
Kate Hartman
Digital Futures at OCAD University