An Open Platform for Wearable Computing

Tue, Feb 21 2012, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST              An Open Platform for Wearable Computing 1

WIMM Labs has created an open platform for wearable computing that includes a capacitive touch screen, an OS distilled from open-source Google Android, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as an accelerometer, magnetometer and vibrating alarm. This open approach is far different from the proprietary products available from Motorola, Jawbone, Apple, Basis, Fossil and a variety of other companies.

Ted Ladd’s talk will include an overview of the platform, as well as insight into how licensees can build products based on the WIMM hardware, software and web services. Using WIMM’s partnership with Foxconn, designers have a fast track to bringing products to market. This is a powerful business opportunity for software and accessory developers, as well as consultants.

A recent Test Report provides some interesting insight on the platform.

An Open Platform for Wearable Computing 2About the speaker,  Ted Ladd, WIMM Labs

Ted Ladd is the Director of Developer Relations for WIMM Labs. Ted was the first platform evangelist at Palm Inc., introducing developers and partners to mobile computing.

Ted holds an MBA from Wharton, an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins, a BA from Cornell and a certificate from the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. He is addicted to gadgets, chocolate and trail running, although unfortunately they do not cancel each other out.

CNSV Pre-meetings: 6-7 pm

Intellectual Property (IP) SIG

Co-Chairs: Peter Salmon and Jonathan Wells

Presentation: Starting Out As An Expert Witness: A Roundtable Panel Discussion

Interested in pursuing an Expert Witness assignment?Are you new to this field, and want to learn more? A panel of three expert Experts will share their early experiences as Expert Witnesses, and offer tips and advice that they have learned during their careers.

Confirmed speakers, all of whom are CNSV members:

  • Glen Balzer: Sales and marketing organizations and operations expert
  • Brian Berg: Storage devices and interfaces expert
  • Peter Martin: Software development, test and evaluation expert
  • Jonathan Wells: Panel Moderator

Time will be allocated for each speaker to briefly introduce themselves and to describe their experiences. This will be followed by questions from the moderator, and then questions will be taken from the floor.

Medical Device (Med) SIG

Chair: Shashi Sathyanarayana

Presentation: Multiple Topics from Multiple Speakers

This month, the MedSIG is introducing a new multiple-speaker/topic format as an alternative to the usual single-speaker/single-topic format. In this new format, two to four consultants will each deliver short (~10-15 minute) presentations.

In introducing this format, we seek to increase awareness of the work our colleagues do, as well as to provide a platform to practice delivery. Each of this months speakers is a CNSV member.

Talk #1:
Dennis Falkenstein, President of iOnTrends, LLC will speak on “Consultation on Global ‘Mega-Technology’ for Cancer Treatment.” This is about a 250 MM Euro project for ion beam accelerators using global suppliers in a consortium.

Talk #2:
Walt Maclay, President of of Voler Systems will present “How to Fix the Gaps in Your Medical Device Development.”

Talk #3:
Shashi Sathyanarayana, of Numeric Insight Computing will present “A quick tour of Mathematica, a computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields.”

Location: KeyPoint Credit Union

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