Long considered a novelty, wearable technology now has the support of some of the biggest names in tech, from AR glasses to smartwatches. We’ve brought together a diverse group of wearable-tech experts to discuss the space’s transformation from niche amusement to mainstream adoption.
Speakers: Becky Stern – Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit; Oskar Kalmaru – Co-founder, Narrative; Sonny Vu – CEO and Founder, Misfit Wearables; Ryan Block – VP of Product, Aol; Editor Emeritus, Engadget, Aol (moderator)
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