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Wearables Sydney Meetup
Wed. 2 November 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
Wearables Sydney is excited to be part of the 2016 SPARK Festival!
The evening will be jam-packed full with the latest updates on the wearables, AR and VR industry including sessions by folk from awe.media, Fjord, DK Kim on security & privacy in IoT and Wearables as well as some others that will be announced over the next couple of weeks. In addition, we have 2 more speaking slots to fill - so if you would like to chat about any projects you are working on, drop us a line... whether you're a student or working in the industry on commercial or your own R&D, we'd love you to share what you're doing.
The space is great and can fit over 100 people - we may be able to open up to a few more on the night. As well as providing the space, Fjord also very generously put on drinks and food. If you are unable to make it, please ensure you un-RSVP no later than a week before so people on the waiting list have a chance to make it along.
Come along to Wearables Sydney - a group that gets together every few months to discuss the latest in the Wearables, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality landscape.
1. Market snapshot and changes over the past few months
2. Virtual and Augmented Reality in the web browser across devices
Rob Manson | CEO awe.media
Both Virtual and Augmented Reality are currently constrained by a fragmented eco-system, both for creating and consuming these immersive experiences. What if you could take the world’s most democratic platform, the web and enable people to create, view and interact with VR & AR through a standard web browser on many devices, including goggles? Now you can. Rob will show how the barriers to use are stripped away once you only need to share a single link and it just works on over 3 billion browsers. no downloads or installs needed.
3. Themes emerging from the recent W3C webVR workshop in San Francisco
Rob Manson | CEO awe.media
4. The Sound of the Web Experiment
Gabriel Tamborini | Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive
What if we could hear the sound of the web? What if we gave it a beat, rhythm and groove? As digital natives, we’ve spent our whole careers crafting visually beautiful digital experiences to connect users with compelling digital stories. But we often forget about a key sense; our sense of hearing. Sound in the digital space has traditionally received a bad rap, but what if we could re-shape that mindset and tap into the content and interactions of the very experiences we create, and hear what they sounded like?
In this session Gabriel Tamborini will discuss his idea on the Sound of the Web, an exploration with a simple aim: Give the web a beat and allow people to experience its groove. With trillions of megabytes of data transferring across the web, the project analyses what they sound like by tuning into their ‘data rhythm’. By doing this, we can bring the web to life with sound, using a proof on concept live on stage to demonstrate what the web could sound like.
5. Falls Prevention utilising wearable technologies
6. Your IoT connected wearable cloths may not only be leaking water.
DK Kim | Co-founder of FASSKey
Your IoT connected wearable cloths may not only be leaking water. They could be leaking your private and confidential information. They could be opening access to your home or car network (they have them now) for hackers. Wearbles hacked in seconds? Then there are physically dangerous wearables. Pacemakers, insulin pumps, and maybe the most dangerous wearable of all, the connected car. This discussion looks at risks you may not have thought about and why you should be worried. Is there a solution? Maybe, if we go Back to the Future.