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Wearable Technologies 5

The Fifth Wearable Technologies Conference will take place alongside the ISPO sports show in Munich, Germany, on January 30, 2012. The conference will focus on key areas in which wearable electronics and smart textiles are rapidly emerging, including sports, smartphones and consumer gadgets and therapy and medical, while at the same time introducing a range of new innovations. Showcases from established companies will include the wearable diabetes management system developed by

1st December 2011

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear

Showcases from established companies will include the wearable diabetes management system developed by Roche and the continuous strapless heart-rate monitoring technology of Philips.The Fifth Wearable Technologies Conference will take place alongside the ISPO sports show in Munich, Germany, on January 30, 2012.

The conference will focus on key areas in which wearable electronics and smart textiles are rapidly emerging, including sports, smartphones and consumer gadgets and therapy and medical, while at the same time introducing a range of new innovations.

Showcases from established companies will include the wearable diabetes management system developed by Roche and the continuous strapless heart-rate monitoring technology of Philips. Among medical start-up innovations, Everon will introduce its wearable GPS bracelet for Alzheimer patients and Insulet will introduce its Omnipod, a subcutaneous wearble drug delivery system.

Garments with hidden thermoelectronic energy harvesters and training insoles will be among other new devices explained. It is likely that 2012 will go down as a landmark year in the progress of wearable technologies, ushering in a period of rapid growth in many areas. Among external drivers contributing to this are:

·Sensors and other electronics continue to get smaller in size and weight, as well as cheaper, even as their intelligence increases.

·The dramatic rise of smart phones and what it's now possible to do with them will push forward the use of wearables, especially in respect of sensing and monitoring applications, but also in fashion and entertainment.

·By as early as 2016 there are expected to be around 300 million body worn wireless sensor-based gadgets on the market, with Bluetooth Low Energy technology having a major impact.

Many emerging wearable technologies are rapidly proving to have more value than the purpose for which they were originally intended as a result of advances in software, apps and the internet.

Contact: 

Contact: Johanna Mischke, Wearable Technologies Service GmbH, 

Tel: +49 (8152) 9099047,

[email protected]

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