'On Trend – High Fashion meets High Technology' Future Devices SIG event

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With the buzz around wearable technology such as smart watches and augmented reality glasses, this London event takes a radically different look at wearable consumer electronics, providing a fresh approach on the blending together of the physical and digital worlds. From Apple to Vogue, cutting-edge technology is changing retail in the fashion world. Designers are working with specialised start-ups, and technology giants, to create wearable consumer devices, novel materials and augmented reality. This essential one-day SIG event will bring together practitioners from fashion design, material science and wireless technology, working at the cutting edge - where fashion and technology meet. Confirmed speakers include <i><b>Dr Sally Day</b></i> of <i><b>UCL</b></i>, <i><b>Marina Toeters</i></b> of <i><b>by-wire.net</i></b>, <i><b>Koen van Os</b></i> of <i><b>Philips Research</b></i>, <i><b>Rob Milner</b></i> of <i><b>Cambridge Consultants</b></i> and <i><b>Francesca Rosella</b></i> of <i><b>CuteCircuit</b></i>.

About the event

With an impressive line-up of speakers we will be seeking to challenge assumptions and lay out the opportunities in ‘Fashion Technology’. This event will firstly address the importance and implications of the technology and the engineering behind the product. It will then explore the true potential of these future devices – desirable apparel and accessories - which provide a range of interactivity solutions with the digital, wireless and on-line world.

This Future Devices SIG event will draw on experts from many different fields and seek to answer key questions facing the industry such as:

  • What is fashion tech?

  • What do fashion-conscious tech-savvy consumers want?

  • What design factors are critical to success in this emergent space?

  • What materials are available, which allow the embedding of electronics?

  • How do we avoid the risk of the tech industry making wearable appliances rather than fashionable technology?

This exciting one-day event will combine presentations and participatory workshop sessions to ensure that delegates have every opportunity to extend their learning by working together in small teams. They will also be able to apply insights and rapidly prototype possible future designs in a fun and engaging way. Register now to avoid disappointment.

The Cambridge Wireless Future Devices SIG is championed by Abhi Naha of Zone V, John Roe from Accenture and Peter Whale of Qualcomm. This event is supported by Geoff McCormick of Alloy / User Experience SIG Champion and Cambridge Consultants with prizes donated by Misfit Wearables.

We are also extremely grateful to our host, UCL, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, for hosting and supporting this important event.

To follow this SIG on Twitter, @CambWireless, please use #CWFD

This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £250 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up

Limited FREE places for non-members: We are keen to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists so we have limited FREE delegate places at our events for non-members who are under 30. If you would like to register for one of these places, please register as a non-member and under job title please list your date of birth. We will then confirm if you have received a place within one week of the event.

Lunch sponsorship opportunity is available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact sponsorship@cambridgewireless.co.uk for further information.

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The Cambridge Wireless Future Devices SIG is championed by Abhi Naha of Zone V, John Roe from Accenture and Peter Whale of Qualcomm. We are also extremely grateful to our host, UCL, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, for hosting and supporting this important event. To follow this SIG on Twitter, @CambWireless, please use #CWFD

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UCL, Wilkins Old Refectory Room, Wilkins Building, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

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