NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile devices taught us what life would be like untethered from the desk. Wearable devices free our hands from clutching a phone. The wearables market-- everything from bracelets, rings, glasses, clothing and bags -- that use high tech, continues on an exponential trajectory. Millions of units have been sold worldwide this past year and forecasts call for a $24 billion-dollar market by 2020.
"Smartwatches and fitness trackers have dominated the wearables industry sales. In the coming year, we'll see wearables expanding to headwear, our ears and garments, making our bodies the new habitat for technology," said Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times. "The innovations you'll see and hear about at our conference, exhibit area and fashion show offer an impressive wow factor, that is getting to have very real-world uses."
Join Living in Digital Times at CES® 2017 at the inaugural Wearable Tech Summit to explore the new high-tech body language conveyed in clothing, jewelry, smart fabrics, wearable payment systems and mobile communicators. You'll hear from Speedo, fashion world luminaries Karen Harvey of FashionTechForum and smart garment ecosystem creator Evrythng, offering a look at the behavioral science behind the wearable transition as well as from Fossil and Richline, one of the foremost jewelers in the world, about emerging wearables catering to the luxury jewelry business. The half-day conference is Saturday, January 7, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM at Tech West (Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405). To view the full conference agenda, visit here.
FashionWare, sponsored by Perfect Corp., an annual audience favorite, is a runway show featuring today's hottest high tech designers. Hosted by Project Runway's Nick Verreros, the show will feature fashion-forward attire and accessories for everyone from the business executive to the bling lover, the sports devotee to the mobile centric family. Designs on stage include looks from Maria Ortiz, Pauline Van Dongen, Sylvia Heisel, Nabeel Kahn, Chelsea Kuklaus and Jazsalyn McNeil. The audience can also see YouCam's augmented reality makeup app interacting with the models. The FashionWare Runway Shows will take place on Friday, January 6 at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2:30 PM on the LIDT Stage (Sands, Level 2, Hall C, Booth 44030).
And make sure you visit the Wearables Marketplace to see nearly 80 wearable products in action including hearables, this year's new home for fitness devices, from companies like Valencell and AfterShokz; wearable fashion making outdoor sports safer including location trackers, Lumenus light-up and signaling clothing and LINX smart cycling helmet; innovative health-related wearables from OrCam and QD Laser and Ming Young BioMedical and wearable payment systems from Wearapay. Products will be shown all four days of CES 2017, located at Tech West, Sands, Level 2, Hall A-D.
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About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, BabyTech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, FamilyTech TV, BeautyTech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.
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