by Florian Schumacher

January 28, 2014

Second day of the Wearable Technologies Europe Conference 2014

The second day of the Wearable Technologies Europe Conference was a huge success. It kicked of with a keynote by Isabel Pedersen who pointed out the connection between wearables and pop culture – like in our favorite movies like Terminator, Iron Man, or Elysium. Isabel stated that we are on a technological verge from carryables like smartphones to wearables, which might in the end lead to implantables. She also reminded the audience to consider the cultural impact when designing the roadmap for future wearable technologies. The Wearable Technologies Conference’s title sponsor Intel presented its new solutions to enable future growth in the wearables industry. An entire panel was committed to the growth of the wearables market as well. The smartwatches & wristbands panel with speakers from Sony, Neptune and the likes demonstrated which kind of technologies might benefit from this market potential in the upcoming months and years. One of the highlights of the day was presented in the Smart Glasses & AR panel. Rochester Optics, represented by Tim Moore, announced RO GOLD prescription lenses optimized for Google Glass. These lenses come in a wide range of special frames and will be available starting today. RO GOLD will significantly improve the style and comfort of glass users who also need to improve their sight. We were also very pleased to have Eugene Jorov, co-founder of Seraphim Sense and maker of the Angel wristband as a speaker during the health and fitness panel. The Wearable Technologies Conference is the only event he will be speaking at for the next few months. We will publish a full recap on both days of the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe within the next days. Stay tuned – we are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming conferences in the US and in Asia later this year.