Learn about the wearables technology being built in Minnesota! We've invited a few connected device entrepreneurs, and a firm with expertise in building and launching wearables technology.
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5.30pm: Arrive, Food & Drinks, Networking
7-7:30: Talk to people
Muhammad Abdurrahman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Playtabase; the company exists to create 'fun and meaningful solutions to reinvent your world'. While completing his PhD at the University of Minnesota, Muhammad witnessed his father suffer multiple strokes and struggle to regain autonomy in his own home. As a result, Muhammad was inspired to create Reemo™ to assist his father with day-to-day tasks. Reemo™ pairs a wearable gesture recognizing bracelet with home control technology designed from the ground up to be senior friendly yet appealing to the broader consumer market as well. Reemo™ enables users to point and control electronics around them through intuitive gestures.
Muhammad was featured as the closing speaker at the Wearble Technologies Conference in Munich, Germany. He was also a featured speaker and panelist at the Wearable Technology Conference and Expo in London, the largest wearables conference in the world. His company Playtabase™ is also the winner of Ecumen’s 'Age Power' International Competition, to find cutting edge technology to help seniors age gracefully.
As vice president of business solutions for Logic PD's medical/life sciences team, Bill Betten leverages his years of experience in the medical industry to expand and advance Logic PD's connected device capabilities into the medical and life sciences industries. Prior to joining Logic PD, Bill was the vice president of engineering at Nonin Medical and was most recently working at TechInsights as a medical technology director. Bill serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Medical Design and Diagnostic Industry magazine, as well as Advisory Boards for the Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, for St. Thomas University, and for Minnesota State University, Mankato. Bill received bachelors degrees in electrical engineering and physics from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a masters in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Michael Emerson has a 35 year history of founding and building visionary technology companies. He founded his first company, Questar, while in graduate school. It grew to be a $5M company within the first three years of its founding. He led British public company Protagona from a startup to having a market cap of over $1 billion; In 2000 that company was recognized as the fastest growing company in the UK. Prior to the founding of Hunhu Healthcare, he was SVP of Marketing at Preventice, an early stage company in the remote monitoring space. He led efforts to transition the company from a developer of consumer health apps by leading company efforts to launch the BodyGuardian product in 2013.