Toronto Wearables Meetup 26


North Paw is a compass anklet created by Sensebridge that vibrates to tell the wearer which way is North. It provides a haptic sense of direction. Customers purchase the North Paw kits, which they have to solder together themselves. From 2009 to 2010, Eric bought parts and stuffed kits for North Paw himself, in his bedroom. In the fall of 2010, he began working with a Chinese company to have the kits made in China. As with all manufacturing, the devil was in the details. In this talk, Eric will discuss the process of having a product “made in China”.

 
DateWednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Cost

Please RSVP

Website

http://torontowearables26.eventbrite.ca

Location

Room 7401 (4th floor) 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario  

Social Body Lab

Eric Boyd, Sensebridge

North Paw is a compass anklet created by Sensebridge that vibrates to tell the wearer which way is North. It provides a haptic sense of direction. Customers purchase the North Paw kits, which they have to solder together themselves. From 2009 to 2010, Eric bought parts and stuffed kits for North Paw himself, in his bedroom. In the fall of 2010, he began working with a Chinese company to have the kits made in China. As with all manufacturing, the devil was in the details. In this talk, Eric will discuss the process of having a product “made in China”.

Eric Boyd is the founder of Sensebridge, a wearable electronics company., and is President of hacklab.to, a technology community space.

Alex Haagaard, Designer/Artist

Alex Haagaard is a designer and artist based in Toronto. She received her M.Des. in Interdisciplinary Design from OCAD U in 2013. Alex works at the interstices of science and technology studies, industrial design and jewellery design. Her main research interests lie in the design of medical and assistive devices, in particular, participatory design approaches to engaging with the conflicting needs of the multiple user groups involved with medical things. She is currently continuing with research related to her M.Des. thesis project, and is planning to pursue a Ph.D. at Lancaster University, studying the epistemic and sociological implications of the situated boundary role of medical identification jewellery.
The Toronto Wearables Meetup is a monthly lecture series and gathering of people interested in wearable technology, fashion, wearable electronics, soft circuits, electronic textiles, emerging materials, and other creative and innovative approaches to things that live on the body. This Meetup is a gathering for artists, fashion designers, industrial designers, textile enthusiasts, engineers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in these emerging and intersecting fields.

DateWednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Cost

Please RSVP

Website

http://torontowearables26.eventbrite.ca

Location

Room 7401 (4th floor) 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario  

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Social Body Lab

Eric Boyd, Sensebridge

North Paw is a compass anklet created by Sensebridge that vibrates to tell the wearer which way is North. It provides a haptic sense of direction. Customers purchase the North Paw kits, which they have to solder together themselves. From 2009 to 2010, Eric bought parts and stuffed kits for North Paw himself, in his bedroom. In the fall of 2010, he began working with a Chinese company to have the kits made in China. As with all manufacturing, the devil was in the details. In this talk, Eric will discuss the process of having a product “made in China”.

Eric Boyd is the founder of Sensebridge, a wearable electronics company., and is President of hacklab.to, a technology community space.

Alex Haagaard, Designer/Artist

Alex Haagaard is a designer and artist based in Toronto. She received her M.Des. in Interdisciplinary Design from OCAD U in 2013. Alex works at the interstices of science and technology studies, industrial design and jewellery design. Her main research interests lie in the design of medical and assistive devices, in particular, participatory design approaches to engaging with the conflicting needs of the multiple user groups involved with medical things. She is currently continuing with research related to her M.Des. thesis project, and is planning to pursue a Ph.D. at Lancaster University, studying the epistemic and sociological implications of the situated boundary role of medical identification jewellery.
The Toronto Wearables Meetup is a monthly lecture series and gathering of people interested in wearable technology, fashion, wearable electronics, soft circuits, electronic textiles, emerging materials, and other creative and innovative approaches to things that live on the body. This Meetup is a gathering for artists, fashion designers, industrial designers, textile enthusiasts, engineers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in these emerging and intersecting fields.

Venue & Address: 
Room 7401 (4th floor) 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario  
Website: 
http://torontowearables26.eventbrite.ca
Cost: 
Please RSVP
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