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Future of Wearables and the Upgradeable Human

MIT Media Lab/Jimmy Day

Future of Wearables and the Upgradeable Human

Hosted by the MIT Media LabBP, and IDEO

Join us as we explore the possibilities and applications of technologies for augmenting and upgrading human capability over the next 10+ years.  

Live Webcast: Starts at 9:30am, please ask your company liaison for the password 

Schedule 

9:00-9:30am |  Registration & Breakfast 

9:30 - 9:45 | Welcome

9:45 - 10:00 | Rosalind W. PicardAffective Computing group 

10:00 - 10:15 | Dan Gauger, Distinguished Engineer, Bose Corporation 
Hear Better: To Feel More, Do More, and Be More  

10:15 - 10:30 | Pattie Maes, Fluid Interfaces group 

10:30 - 10:45 |  break

10:45 - 11:00 | Jay Sales, Director & Co-Founder of The Shop at VSP

11:00 - 11:15 | Andrea LauerArtist, Designer, Inventor, MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow

11:15 - 11:30 | Canan Dagdeviren, Conformable Decoders group

11:30 - 12:30pm |  Lunch - *live webcast concludes* 

12:30 - 1:45 | Breakout session 1: future use cases and problems to solve

1:45 - 2:15 | Session 1 share-back

2:15 - 2:30 | Break

2:30 - 3:45 | Breakout session 2: technologies and solutions

3:45 - 4:15 | Session 2 share-back

4:15 - 5:00 | Wrap-up

5:00 - 6:30 | Reception 

Groups

  1. Sensory Augmentation: visual, hearing, haptics, orientation, etc.
  2. Cognitive Augmentation: access to knowledge, brain function, etc.
  3. Motor Augmentation: physical strength, speed, accuracy, fitness, endurance, etc.
  4. Physiological Augmentation: controlling heart, breathing, blood, nerves, etc.
  5. Environmental Augmentation: interfacing and interacting with tech around you (cars, home, mobile, external sensors, etc.)

This event is for Media Lab members and invited guests only.

Future of Wearables and the Upgradable Human

Please register if you plan to join us, and come prepared with thoughts to share with the group on how wearables are relevant to your organization now, and in the next 10+ years.

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