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CHIFOO Presents - Sit up Straight! - How Wearable Technology can Support Healthy Living

ISITE Design
2030 NW Pettygrove Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



Admission is free for CHIFOO members. Admission for non-members is $5. You can also join us prior to the event at the Lucky Lab for CHIFOOd.

Have you ever wanted to send a hug from far away, automatically track your daily activity, or have your clothing correct your posture? What if your insulin delivery went from being a plastic shot in your pocket to a beautiful ring on your finger? How ubiquitous can pervasive technology really be? We will look at the rapidly changing future of wearable technology where health and wellness companies are early adopters.

Wearable technology syncs with daily life so that we don’t simply think about our health when something hurts, but rather utilize the ever present technology to get and stay healthy. Notoriously unattractive medical devices are being slowly re-engineered into desirable artifacts to carry with pride. Janna will bring a working prototype and samples to interact with and discuss. With 20 years of experience in apparel and health related design, as well as 10 years working in technology, Janna brings a unique perspective of how these two seemingly disparate materials can continue to merge to create the ultimate user experience

Presenter is Janna Kimel, Senior UX Researcher from Regence Group.



tech, ux