EP&T WEBINAR on WEARABLES
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EP&T WEBINAR on WEARABLES
June 24, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT
From sensors embedded in fabrics to textile computing, wearable technologies are fast becoming commonplace in our everyday lives. The emergence of this electronic design sector speaks for itself, as consumers continue to gain trust in having their bodies live in harmony with electronics.
EP&T Magazine will host a panel of experts in the field of wearable electronics to discuss some of the current trends in this broad category. This includes everything from ‘hearables’ and smart rings, to futuristic proof of concept devices that are on the consumer doorstep.
Plus 10-min Q&A
MODERATOR: Stephen Law, Editor
Stephen Law has been a part of the editorial team at EP&T Magazine for more than 20-years, serving as Editor for the vast majority of that time. Directly responsible for all of the editorial content online and within the print publication, Steve remains keenly aware of the issues, trends, players and new products emerging from each of the electronic design sectors across Canada.
Diego Lai, co-founder & CEO
Markham-based OEM smartwatches/ medical wearables
Diego Lai co-founded Laipec Technology Inc. in 1999 with the vision to provide peace of mind to customers by crafting the absolute best, most reliable, and easiest-to-use locator devices on the market. Today, Laipac Technology has become an industry leader in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) products and services.
Among them include the LooK Watch – a standalone Smartwatch with cellphone connectivity, built-in SOS Button, WiFi Bluetooth, heart rate sensor, advanced quad core processor with GPS, multiple motion sensors, and a high-grade stainless steel body. The wearable device is also water resistant, equipped with an AMOLED display and amazing, eye-catching colors.
Laipac earned the 2018 Ontario Exporter of the Year Award for designing and marketing its leading Internet of Things (IoT) connected electronic products for consumer, business and government markets in more than 100 countries.
Kevin Bailey, CEO
Ottawa-based engineering and design house
Design 1st is an Ottawa-based electronics design house that delivers engineering expertise to a vast array of electronic designs in multiple markets including wearables. With more than 30 years of experience helping organizations turn ideas into successful, commercialized products, Kevin will share his experiences of working with OEMs in the wearables space.
Organizations turn to Design 1st for its full suite of end-to-end product development expertise – research, design, engineering, prototypes, testing, marketing support, transfer to production and finalizing product for first market release.
Mehul Udani, VP, corporate technology and innovation
Mehul is focused on leveraging the innovation continuum to drive Murata’s growth in North America. From ideation to implementation, this includes new business creation, incubation, investment opportunities, and strategic partnerships. His market areas of expertise intersect numerous industries: healthcare, energy, mobility, connectivity, and wireless.
Mehul has 25 years of Semiconductor, Wireless, Sales, Technical Marketing and Business Development experience. He has a proven track record for cultivating business in new segments, launching new product strategies, creating successful business partnerships, and growing revenue.
He received his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and MS from Johns Hopkins University.
Duane Booth, regional sales manager for Canada
Manufacturers of high performance push-pull circular connectors and cable assemblies.
Duane has worked in the electronics sales ecosystem in Canada for over 30-years. In his role as regional manager for several connector manufacturers, he has supported the electronic OEM and R&D community, providing specialized connectors, cables and component technology solutions. Fischer Connectors helps its customers produce innovative and reliable applications by designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performance, rugged connectivity solutions that withstand demanding environments.
Fischer Connectors is a pioneer in high-reliability and rugged connector technology, The Swiss-based firm has kept the spirit of innovation alive for more than 65 years. The company is headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, where its R&D Center and manufacturing facilities are also located. The Fischer Connectors Group also has cable assembly facilities in the United States and Asia.