Release Date: October 6, 2016
Contact: Linda Daichendt, Executive Director, Mobile Technology Assn of Michigan
Mobile Monday Detroit Explores ‘Wearables’ With Ford & Immy
Mobile Technology Association of Michigan’s Detroit Chapter of Mobile Monday Michigan, Explores Ways In-Vehicle & Wellness and AR/VR are Impacted by Wearable Technology
DETROIT, MI – Wearable technologies are evolving – but is it at the pace expected by industry experts? And what other industries are being impacted by this evolution of wearable technologies? Two of Michigan’s leading wearable technologies experts join us at Mobile Monday Detroit on October 10th at 6:00 p.m. at RIIS in Troy to share their insights on these questions.
- Salvatore (Sam) Vilardi, VP of Product Development, Immy Inc.
- Dr. Yifan Chen, Technical Leader, Ford Motor Company, Research & Advanced Engineering
Sam Vilardi will share his insights on wearables related to the virtual and augmented reality industry, and answer such questions as: What hardware is truly available to the masses? What can actually be done with the current hardware? Is all the hype grounded in reality? He’ll take us on a trip thru the years to understand the journey in this market and what lies ahead.
Dr. Chen will focus on the opportunities that wearable technologies present to driving safety and in-vehicle health and wellness. He will review some of the prior work Ford has done in the driver health and wellness space, including the Connected Health App Challenge recently co=sponsored by Ford and Henry Ford Health System. He’ll show how Ford’s recently-opened Automotive Wearables Experiences Lab is supporting the firm’s work, and some initial results coming from the lab.
The event is free to attend but advance reservations via Meetup ARE REQUIRED in order to attend; make your reservation at http://meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Detroit. Refreshments will be served courtesy of our host and sponsor, RIIS. Free parking is available onsite.
About Mobile Monday Michigan:
Mobile Monday Michigan, a subsidiary of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, is a mobile/wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 3000 members state-wide.
About the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan
Based in Detroit and serving all of Michigan, MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless technologies, the firms who provide them, and the firms – in all industries – who use them. The organization’s mission is facilitating collaboration between varied sectors of the connected tech eco-system and other non-tech industries in order to drive innovation and opportunities involving these technologies; to increase the use of Michigan-based mobile/wireless technology products and services in-state, nationally and globally; to diversify Michigan’s economy thru the growth of connected technologies-enabled innovation in industries that otherwise would remain stagnant; to increase the productivity and profitability of every industry vertical in Michigan via the use of these technologies; to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in the state based on the use of these technologies, thereby achieving substantial growth of Michigan’s economy; and to help the communities we serve via the use of these technologies. Information about MTAM can be found at www.GoMobileMichigan.org.