The Future of Wearables is Hearables (Wearable Europe 2018)

Mr Joao Bocas, Co-Founder & CEO
Third Skin
United Kingdom

Presentation Summary

This presentation will look into new futuristic trends in the wearable market, and also explore fundamental issues associated with the consumer technology markets.

Speaker Biography (Joao Bocas)

Wearables Expert, Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer & Keynote Speaker.
His passion lies in helping others, sharing experiences, transferring knowledge, working collaboratively and passing on the latest innovation trends from the digital health world.
As a thought leader in wearables, digital health, IoT and big data in healthcare, João explores the intersection of technology in modelling business models and shaping consumer behaviour. Also he analyses the impact of disruptive innovations and shares future trends in the marketplace.
He possesses more than 25 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate environments working with senior management, Boards and executive teams. He has worked across Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, Third and Public Sector organisations.

Company Profile (THIRD SKIN)

Third Skin is an ecosystem of wearables to augment our sensory experiences with digital content, and put the humanity back into technology.
Third Skin addresses a single fundamental issue with personal electronics. ALL smartphones, smartwatches, headphones & AR/VR devices, distract the user's attention from the world around them.
We should be able to enjoy communication, entertainment and information without being forced to switch between the real world and the virtual. Our design philosophy allows these capabilities as augmentations to human experience.
Our first product, Hy, is a wearable audio device which through voice control and context awareness, minimises the requirement for the user to manually interact with their smartphone. This is achieved in part with our patent pending earpiece design, which uniquely allows the user to wear the device *all day* without affecting their natural hearing.
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