Wearables – smart watches, fitness trackers, cameras, smart T-shirts – the list of exciting devices is long. During the IDTechEx Wearable Technology Europe conference and tradeshow this week we had the possibility to catch up with the latest wearable technologies, applications and their commercialisation process. Here are 4 reasons that made the conference a stand-out.
IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. The diverse team consisting out of analysts, scientists and business leaders crafts the speaker program making it a great mixture of semiconductor manufacturers, researchers and end-customer products as well as start-ups. With end-users outlining their requirements and sharing their latest progress as well as suppliers, academics and other technologists focusing on critical enabling technologies you get an incredible comprehensive impression on where the market is heading and what trends will shape the future of wearable technology.
Inside the IDTechEx Wearable Technology Europe Conference and Tradeshow
As wearables are just one piece of the greater picture we call the IoT, IDTechEx has combined the show with synergic conferences on energy harvesting and storage, printed electronics and IoT applications giving you the chance to get a hold of additional relevant markets and trends.
While there is no doubt all presentations were worth attending we picked out some highlights for you.
Customers’ Voice in Product Development and How You Process Feedback and Data
Elisabet Stigård is Head of Support at Narrative and responsible for developing and managing Customer Support Operations. Narrative is the company behind the Narrative Clip, a tiny wearable camera equipped with GPS capturing pictures and videos during the day to create beautiful memories. The company collected more than $550,000 via crowd-funding on Kickstarter. If you wanted to get some intel on how you process feedback and data in order to implement customers’ voices into product development processes you should have listened!
The tiny wearable camera Narrative Clip
Fitness Wearables: Standing out from the Crowd
Christian Kaar is CTO and Co-Founder of Runtastic, a leading platform for sport and fitness users around the globe. Runtastic has a number of apps for activity tracking, fitness and health which have been downloaded over 120 million times. The company has also started to create its own sports wearables and has built a huge community of users sharing and analysing their activity. Wanted to learn how to stand out from the crowd? This presentation had everything you needed to know!
Orbit is the first activity tracker from Runtastic
Security for Future Smart-Home IoT Networks – Easy to use
As part of the Internet of Things Applications show Dr. Rainer Matischek, Staff Engineer System Engineering at Infineon addresses the challenge of implementing security technology in connected devices and explains how to implement these features without compromising on the usability and user experience.
There have been tons of other great presentation… for the full list click here.
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Yep, Berlin. The capitol of Germany is the perfect place for the show. The city is the home of many start-ups and innovative companies shaping the future of the IoT. In addition people in Germany’s biggest city are friendly, open-minded and easy-to-talk to. The city offers great and exciting places to make a trip to the conference even more worthy.
So next time IDTechEx is held in Berlin better don’t miss it!