Our May event features the spectrum of smart glasses from HUD to VR. Avegant, Sulon Technologies and Pigeon will take the stage to present their technology and then engage in a panel discussion exploring this powerful wearable category along with the opportunities and challenges that come with it.
Following this, GestureLogic will be unveiling its fitness intelligence wearable, LEO at the event. LEO directly monitors muscles, heart rate, hydration levels and other bio-signals to provide simple and actionable recommendations to users in real-time.
All four companies will be joining us in the demo area after the formal presentations to let you get your hands on this tech before it hits the market. Open bar and food provided.
About the Tech
Avegant (http://www.avegant.com/) is a Michigan-based startup who raised over $1.5 million dollars on Kickstarter for the Glyph, a personal entertainment device that uses virtual retina display to project images directly onto your retina, creating sharp, stark images unlike anything you've seen before.
Sulon Techonlogies (http://sulontechnologies.com/) is a startup based in Markham and are the creators of The Cortex, a first-of-its kind spatial entertainment platform that transforms your physical environment into an interactive, fully immersive virtual world.
Pigeon is a Toronto-based startup set to change the courier space by creating efficiencies in using software built for heads-up displays like Recon Jet or Google Glass.
GestureLogic (http://www.gesturelogic.com/) is the Ottawa-based startup behind LEO. LEO directly monitors muscles, heart rate, hydration levels and other bio-signals to provide simple and actionable recommendations to users in real-time.
6:30-7:00: Doors Open
7:00-7:05: Welcome & Admin
7:05-7:20: Smart Glasses Showcase (Pigeon, Avegant, Sulon Techonlogies)
7:20-7:50: Panel Interview on the Smart Glasses Spectrum: HUD to VR
7:50-8:00: GestureLogic presents LEO
8:00-10:00: Social & Hands-on with Tech
**We will be giving away one Moab Purple Haze (http://pivothead.com/products/eyewear/moab/purple-haze) at the event thanks to Pivothead**
A big thanks goes out to our sponsors for helping to make this event possible.
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