In recent times, wearable technology is becoming a hot topic within the tech industry, where many feel that this technology is the next big thing. For countless users, these gadgets are often regarded as quirky and interesting sources of pastimes. Conversely, other users regard them as game changers with the potential to really revolutionize how our world in the future will function. At MAKO Design + Invent, we have a keen interest with wearable technology with our past blog posts such as the Nymi and Google X’s contact lenses highlighting this interest. Today, we are bringing your attention to “We Are Wearables” , meet-ups that are taking place within the Toronto area.
What Will These Wearable Technology Meet-ups Offer?
These monthly meet-ups are created and organized by a wearable technology writer Tom Emrich. Emrich’s goal with these meet-ups is to bring together people with a passion for wearable technology. This will encompass everyone from well-known brand names, wearable tech companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals interested in becoming familiar with where the future of technology is heading.
Tom Emrich stated that “Toronto and Canada are continuing to show themselves as epicenters for wearable tech”. This comment resonated with our Vice President of Strategy, James Chalmers as he said “wearable technology is growing at a rate of 300 – 400% per year. With this figure always within mind, MAKO is committed to being at the forefront of this new market segment in both our Austin and Toronto Innovation Campuses. ”
We Are Wearables is providing an opportunity to gather like-minded individuals to discuss, learn, get their hands on wearable technology, and enjoy the company of others with this similar interest.
For more information about Toronto’s past and upcoming wearable technology meet-ups, click here.
Here at MAKO Design + Invent, we thoroughly enjoy seeing and reviewing opportunities where wearable technology is cementing itself as a vision for the future! Even though the concept of wearable technology may seem straightforward, you wear the technology whilst using it-the benefits that follow have numerous opportunities to help improve our quality of life. For instance, 15 year old Kenneth explored his “what if” idea of implementing wearable technology within socks to help prevent wandering of Alzheimer patients with SafeWander. If you have an interesting idea like Kenneth’s, contact MAKO Invent to speak to our experienced staff and let us know how we can help!
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