Day 2 | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WEAR 2017 | Day 2

WEAR 2017 | Conference Day 2

  1. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Session I: Fashion and Tech: What’s Next

  1. Panel Discussion: Wearable, Patchable and Implantable

    Dr. Patrick Kramer | Founder of Digiwell - upgrading people

  2. Talk From Facebook

    Alicia Berry, Product Manager for Oculus VR, Facebook

  3. The Future of Wearable tech and Smart Fabrics

    Dan Ledger | Founder of Path Collaborative

    A look at the future of the market of the wearables space

Session II: Wearables for Sports

  1. What Wearables can do for Professional Sports

    Boden Westover | Director of Marketing of Catapult

  2. Consumer Performance Optimization

  3. Physiological Analytics for Elite Sports and Beyond

    Dr. Joni Kettunen, CEO, First Beat

    In this session, Joni Kettunen, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Firstbeat delivers insight into the physiological analytics being used in today’s most advanced sports wearables. He reveals how the ability to automatically detect user fitness levels unlocks a wealth of opportunity for personalized training and precise exercise prescription. He will also describe how physical activity is being quantified in terms its impact on future fitness levels and the key role this plays in ensuring a balanced approach to matters of recovery. An emphasis will be placed on the provision of scientifically grounded feedback in presented in actionable form. The conversation will conclude with a description of how analytics created for elites sports applications have made their way into wearables designed for fitness enthusiasts and daily life alike. The result is a wearables enabled path towards healthier, happier, more productive lives.

  4. Networking Lunch

Smart Fabrics Track

Session III: Tech for Mass Customization: The personalization of smart fabrics and wearables

  1. Knitting your own Sweater

    Stacey Burr | VP General Manager, Digital Sport of adidas

    Adidas’ store, dubbed Knit for You, is part of the research project ‘Storefactory’, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The store concept is based on a digitalized purchase from the beginning to the end and can directly integrate customer feedback. Becoming part of the creation process and receiving a customized sweater directly in the store is a nice experience. However, this talk will also address questions as to if the concept will be suitable for a broader range of customers and will be able to compete with discounters

  2. The Evolution from Static-3D Scanning

    Chris Lane | CEO of 3dMD

    With the increasingly rapid-pace developments in Materials Science and communication platforms, today’s manufacturers have the opportunity to revolutionize our wardrobe from pairing solitary garments together to wearing an interactive ensemble of clothing (and accessories) that enhances, and possibly improves, a person’s every-day experience in the world. These advancements are challenging the well-established supply chain status quo to rethink generic apparel design based on an aggregation of fit models (mannequins).


    To move forward it will be vital for manufacturers to better understand and quantify anatomical shape to submillimeter precision from a functional standpoint as individuals move through their daily routines. My talk will chart 3dMD’s voyage of discovery from our early pioneer work imaging young children to support 3D surgical and treatment planning to our development of the world’s most sophisticated dense temporal-3D motion capture devices now being used to by leading manufacturers, teaching hospitals, and research institutions worldwide to document shape and update our understanding of shape change through human dynamics.

    My goal is to document 3dMD’s voyage with case studies and examples to further stimulate the imagination on just what can be achieved in this exciting period of industrial innovation. 

  3. Fashioning Apollo

    Nicholas de Monchaux | Associate Professor of Architecture & Urban Design of University of California, Berkeley

    When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore spacesuits made by Playtex: twenty-one layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. This book is the story of that spacesuit. It is a story of the triumph over the military-industrial complex by the International Latex Corporation, best known by its consumer brand of "Playtex"—a victory of elegant softness over engineered hardness, of adaptation over cybernetics. The twenty-one-layer spacesuit offers an object lesson. It tells us about redundancy and interdependence and about the distinctions between natural and man-made complexity; it teaches us to know the virtues of adaptation and to see the future as a set of possibilities rather than a scripted scenario.

  4. Networking Break and Book Signing

Session VI: Sustainability Innovation

Sustainable Smart Fabrics are a challenge. This session will talk about how we can blend technology and sustainability (eco- friendly) together.

  1. Sustainability as a Constraint for Innovation

    Claudia Richardson | Leader, Materials Innovation Team of Patagonia

    Patagonia has made some very bold choices that have proven fruitful, with material innovation, including the re\\collection which includes 100% recycled down, polyester and wool.

  2. Recycling Cotton Garment Waste

    Stacy Flynn | Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Evrnu

    Evrnu purifies cotton garment waste, converts it to a pulp, and extrudes it as a pristine new fiber for the creation of premium textiles.  It is finer than silk and stronger than cotton.  Evrnu gives an upgrade to something we already need and want - beautiful clothing - with significantly less environmental impact compared to our best alternatives.  It is the first invention of its kind to be commercialized in the U.S.

  3. Panel: Recycling Electronic Waste in Fabrics

  4. Networking Reception

Wearable Technology Track

Session III: Working Wearables for Working People

Work wear translated to consumer wear

  1. Military

    The military is also capitalizing on the functionality of wearables by using wrist-worn devices to keep track of soldier’s vital statistics such as heart rate or hydration levels. The military is even using monocular wearables to improve aim and provide soldiers a 360º view of the battlefield.

  2. Cruise Ships

    The cruise line company announced at CES 2017 on Wednesday plans to give passengers on board its ships high-tech wearable wristbands. Guests can use the device to unlock their room, purchase food and pay to play games such as blackjack.

    The wearable, which Carnival (CCL) calls a medallion, can also be worn as a pendant or necklace. It comes with aluminum bands and features a plastic covering the size of a quarter at its center. It includes the names of the guest and ship.

    Carnival will debut the technology on its Regal Princess ship in November. The medallions will come to two more in 2018 and eventually roll out to its entire fleet of 101 ships.

  3. Hospitals

    How are those in hospitals using wearables everyday

  4. First Responders

    Mark Mordecai, Director of Business Development, Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC

    Athletic wear for Firefighters

  5. Panel: Q&A

  6. Networking Break

Session VI: The Need for Power

Devices can make life easier, but to do so, they need a power source. Adding more wearable features requires faster processing, and more power. And with tiny devices, comes tiny batteries that needs to last months or years, instead of days or hours.

  1. The Growing Reach of Wireless Power

    David Green | Research Manager for the Power Supplies & Wireless Power group of IHS Markit

    • What are the issues if you try to integrate WP?
    • Should it be considered?
  2. Powering the Smart Textile Revolution

    Michelle Farrington | Director of Energy Harvesting and Wireless Charging Strategy of Analog Devices

    Powering textile sensors and actuators can prove to be a significant challenge.  In this talk, we’ll dive into the alternate options of wireless charging and energy harvesting.  Applications for each technology will be discussed including power budgets for today’s solutions and projections for the sensors of tomorrow.  We will also talk about the ecosystem and infrastructure challenges that exist in providing power to smart textiles.

  3. Batteries/ flexible batteries

    Todd Peters | CEO of BrightVolt, Inc

    Solving the battery problem is crucial for wearable devices. Conventional batteries that fit the bill, such as lithium-ion coin cells, may be fine for sensors and other very low power wearable devices, but they struggle to keep up with the demands of more capable wearables such as fitness bands and smartwatches.

  4. 5G: The Next Stage in Mobile Connectivity

    Faraz Shafiq | Associate Managing Director, Global IoT Practice of Verizon Enterprise Solutions

    Where are the chip sets going? How small will we be able to get a cellular modem? This talk is made to inspire companies to get excited about building cellular devices. 

  5. Alternative Cellular Network

    New microprocessors, being tested now, will aid the Internet of Things IoT through frugal power consumption. Soon, we may never change batteries again.

  6. Panel Q&A

  7. Networking Reception