Breakthrough Innovations Will Transform the Wearable Industry

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Faced with an increasingly competitive marketplace, businesses are forced to adopt new strategies. If you want to be a leader in your industry, you must be willing to change, adapt and innovate.  Breakthrough innovation can be defined as an innovation from inside a company that propels something to the next level. This innovation opens up the company to new markets or transforms the way customers interact with the industry. At our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference Asia 2018 in Singapore August 30-31, we will highlight great thought leaders and innovators from all over the globe. While these innovators will be speaking at the conference, the companies themselves will showcase their breakthrough innovations. The companies and their leaders speaking at the conference are listed below. Do not miss the chance to meet and listen to them in person and join us for #WTASIA18!

Accumold is recognized as world-class, high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components. Accumold has been an expert in micro molding for more than three decades—and many of their professionals have served the company their entire careers. Accumold continue to add to their knowledge base with the brightest, most skilled technicians in the business. They have a long-standing relationship with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), which offers one of the finest educational and apprenticeship programs for toolmakers in the United States. Countless DMACC graduates bring their talents directly to Accumold. Based in Ankeny, Iowa, Accumold began its operations from a rented garage in 1958. Back then and still now, their focus is to manufacture very small micro sized parts other companies could not produce. In fact, they believe they’re the one of the oldest, if not the oldest micro-molding company. Their original 1985 Micro-Molder® was designed to manufacture small parts with minimal waste and short cycle times for the electronic component manufacturers. Accumold continues to focus on industries that demand fast turnaround and small, complex parts such as Micro Electronics, Automotive, Fiber/Optic, Medical, and Military, as well as emerging technologies and markets.

Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Marketing & Customer Strategy at Accumold, will be speaking at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in Singapore. Mr. Johnson will discuss “Micro Injection Molding, Enabling Technology for the Design and Manufacture of Wearable/Micro Devices.”

Lionrock Batteries believe the future trends of battery for wearables and other connected devices is about customization. They develop and manufacture new materials and flexible batteries to power the next generation wearables, IoT and medical devices. Their flexible lithium ion batteries (LiBs) are based on a novel nanofiber sponge technology and its associated fabrication processes researched and developed by the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) in Hong Kong. The patent pending nanofiber structure makes the battery ultra-lightweight, more durable, flexible, safer, higher energy density and ionic conductivity than convention LiBs. Researched since 2014, the technology has won several awards including most recently the Gold Medal and the Prize of the Chinese Delegation for Invention and Innovation in the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2017. Lionrock is based in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

David Yeung, Co-Founder & CEO of Lionrock, will be speaking at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in Singapore. David will discuss, “Flexible Batteries for Smarter Wearables.”

Nowi believes solving the power bottleneck in smart sensors reduces the need for sensor maintenance significantly and thereby enables many applications. We are surrounded by communication signals, which all carry a small energy load that we can use. Besides this there is light, vibrations and heat which can be used to help power sensors. Much of what we need is already there, we simply are not using it effectively yet. Based on this, Nowi has developed the Nowi Power Module which is designed to be multi-purpose. It eliminates the need for frequent battery changes or impractical cables. Instead it enables any sensor company to use external ambient energy sources and thereby reduce the need for maintenance. They call this Plug & Forget. Nowi enables sensors to never run out of power. How? By getting energy from WiFi, GSM signals, light and movement that is all around us and effectively harnessing this to power connected sensors.

Simon van der Jagt, CEO & Co-Founder of Nowi, will be speaking at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in Singapore. Simon will talk about “Creating Wearable Devices that Never Run Out of Power.”