We Are Wearables, one of the world’s biggest wearables communities, is holding its monthly Toronto event tomorrow in the MaRS Discovery District. This month’s event will feature Ravinder Saini, CEO of Windsor-based startup Ear-o-Smart, who will showcase the world’s first smart earring, which can be used to monitor fitness levels. Exhibitors from BreqLabs, Mellamor Smart Jewellery, SenseBridge, Ske Labs, and Ubi will be on-hand as well to demo their wares.
The event will also feature a panel discussion on “Wearables for Women”:
• Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and Associate Professor at UOIT
• Shay Lowe, CEO/Designer of Shay Lowe Jewellery
• Ravinder Saini, President of Ear-o-Smart
• Ali Nawab, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiwi Wearables
• Jane McEntegart, Senior Editor at MobileSyrup
• Marie Mahony, Professor of Material Art + Design at OCAD
Disclosure alert: keen eyes will notice Jane McEntegart, Senior Editor at our sister-site MobileSyrup on that panel list (you can read some of her opinions on the topic of women and wearables here). It’s also being moderated by BetaKit contributor Amanda Cosco. Oh, and the We Are Wearables itself was created by Tom Emrich, BetaKit Senior Editor.
Here’s what Tom had to say about the evening: “I’ve noticed that there is a growing around wearables and women in terms of how they are being designed, their use, as well as how they are being marketed. This month’s panel takes these online discussions and brings them to the We Are Wearables stage to be discussed by a panel of wearable tech founders, fashion designers, and wearable experts.”
We may eat our own dog food at BetaKit, but with good reason: it tastes delicious. The We Are Wearables community features 2500 members from around the world, and tomorrow’s event will hit 500 participants. Those interested in attending can register here.
Photo credit: Billy Lee