San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us February 26 at the next installment of Wearable Wednesday SF!
CONNECTED CLOTHING: THE FUTURE OF SMART FABRICS
Join us next Wednesday to hear from thought leaders and entrepreneurs on the topic of truly wearable technology in the form of smart fabrics, e-textiles, and clothing that connects us to all things internet. From fabrics that change color with your movement to textile sensors that monitor oxygen levels for firefighters - the potential for intelligent clothing is unlimited. Although researchers believe it will be another 20 years until products like these are made commercially available, that hasn't slowed down companies like Adidas, Under Armour, Nike, and Reebok from exploring the potential for connected apparel.Soon enough wearable tech watches will become archaic when the very shirt and pants you are wearing can provide data on everything from muscle exertion and skin temperature to who is tweeting you.
In this session we will discuss the current state of smart fabrics, where the industry is moving, and how the leaders in connected clothing are breaking away from the pack.
5:00 PM Cocktails and light reception
6:15 PM Panel "Connected Clothing: The Future of Fabrics"
- Akseli Reho, CEO, Clothing+
- Meg Grant, E-Textiles & Fabric Interfaces Entreprenuer
- Annie Shaw, Creative Director, 3D Systems
- Alison Lewis, CEO, Agent of Presence
7:00 PM Demos
- DrumPants, Tyler Freeman, Founder
- Vibease, Hermione Way, Founder
- Race Yourself, Alex Foster, CEO
- Zackees, Murat Ozkan, Co-Founder
7:30 PM Closing Announcements
Akseli Reho, CEO & Founder, Clothing+
Akseli Reho is the founder and CEO of the Finnish wearable sensor pioneer Clothing Plus. With a M.Sc. degree in telecommunications, Mr. Reho has been an active member in the wearables community since 1998 and his work has been instrumental in bridging the gap between electronics and textiles in manufacturing. Under his direction Clothing+ has been mass-producing millions of textile-integrated wearable sensors since 2002 and continues to make an ever greater impact on the sports and medical markets.
Meg Grant, E-Textiles Researcher/Entreprenuer
Meg Grant s a designer, technologist and maker, researching smart textiles and wearable electronics. Her work uses humor and a playful view of human nature combined with an emphasis on the aesthetics of electronics, tailoring and textile integration. She has taught Smart Textiles at the Willem de Kooning Academy in the Netherlands and her work has been exhibited internationally. She recently joined the DrumPants team to work on their wearable sensors.
Annie Shaw, Creative Director, 3D Systems
As Creative Director of the consumer wing of 3D Systems, Annie Shaw’s design teams in Amsterdam, New York and San Francisco bring a constant stream of 3D printed creativity across her desk, and partnerships with major brands in fashion, jewelry and décor bring further inspiration to life.
Technological resources at 3D Systems have opened up a wealth of fashion possibilities. From the Sense 3D scanner for scanning human and other forms, to rapid prototyping on any of 3D Systems’ 30 models of printer, printing in a multitude of plastics, metals, ceramics, wax, and even sugar. Lines of user customizable shoes, dresses and accessories using 3D printed textiles are in development.
Alison Lewis, CEO, Agent of Presence
Alison Lewis is a designer and fashion technologist who believes that the only future in fashion and design is in technological innovation. In 2010, she was voted one of Fast Company’s most Influential Women in Technology for her unique and approachable style to technology and in 2011 spoke at TED on the subject and her approach. Currently, Ms. Lewis runs Agent of Presence, an innovative and intelligent accessories company based in San Francisco with the focus of bringing femininity and style to technology. Ms. Lewis is a graduate from the Google and Kauffman supported Singularity University. Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Associated Press, WWD, and on The Martha Stewart Show.
Before Agent of Presence, Ms.Lewis taught at Parsons School of Design and authored Switch Craft. The book, Published by Random House, contains 20 DIY projects with step-by-step instructions on how to integrate electronics into fashion and is still selling strong. Ms. Lewis is a luminary in her field with her blog and through speaking and media coverage in places such as: Teen Vogue, BBC Focus Magazine, SXSW, Smart Fabrics, NYCIgnite, WIRED, Boston Globe, Korean Design Biennale, ARTe’ TV, Fast Company, ABC News, and many online news outlets.
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About Wearable Wednesdays
Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem. Our goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward. Group Meetups will include both technical and market-oriented sessions. Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically. Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.
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