Wearable Computing

Computers are everywhere: in our phones, in our cars, and now...on our bodies. The goal of all these computers has been to bring users streamlined accesss to information no matter where they are. Wearables are the next step toward achieving that objective. Smartphones and tablets must be pulled out and turned on, wearables however, are always ready to go. Whether using eyeglasses to take a picture or tracking fitness via a wristband, information will literally be at the fingertips of tomorrow's users.

This talk focuses on both the present and future of wearable technology and how it's being incorporated into our watches, glasses and other accessories. We'll discuss the good and bad of current wearables and what the technology needs to really break into the main stream. We'll also explore a future where wearables bridge the gap between our other devices, streamlining our technology in a way not yet possible. Along the way we'll be demoing some of the current wearable tech including Google Glass and the Galaxy Gear.

Come take a deeper look at these devices and see for yourself how wearable technology will impact social dynamics and become a part of our everyday lives.

Our Speakers:

Richard Geyer, Vectorform Lead Interactive Developer

Working as a lead interactive developer at Vectorform, Richard Geyer has specialized in developing both multi-touch and natural user interface applications on the cutting edge of technology. His proficiency in everything C# has allowed him to bring to life programs for many different platforms. Beginning his career at Vectorform working on the Microsoft Surface, Richard has gone on to create experiences for the PixelSense, Kinect, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Now Richard has jumped into Android and wearables development, including work with Google Glass and the Galaxy Gear. Richard has come to love working on a variety of projects and platforms, and is excited to see technology becoming more seamlessly integrated into our lives.

Jennifer Tonio, Vectormform Marketing Manager

With close to a decade of experience in the marketing and communications field, Jennifer has successfully launched and managed marketing programs for both small and large businesses, increasing overall brand reach and followers across various technology, mobile and telematics industries.

As Marketing Manager at Vectorform, Jennifer leads all strategic marketing and communication efforts in addition to managing media relations, branding, internal communications, social media and website development. Her passion for wearable technology resulted in the successful acquisition of multiple pairs of Google Glass through the early explorers program.  In turn, Vectorform was one of the first companies to bring Google Glass back to the Detroit area.

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