The Rise of Wearables: Innovations and Impacts (IDTechEx Wearable USA 2015)

Mr Cary Bran, VP, Innovation and New Ventures
Plantronics Inc
United States

Presentation Summary

Most analyst firms agree that the wearable technology market is currently worth approximately three to five billion dollars, and it's expected to grow to nearly 50 billion by 2018. Advances are already allowing wearables to monitor and track our activities and actions and anticipate and react in a variety of ways and situations. In some cases these devices are even aware. Plantronics has been a wearable tech pioneer for decades - developing and delivering personal audio solutions that are worn by millions to communicate. By making advances in on-board sensor technology and exposed APIs, the company has moved the classic headset beyond audio and transformed it into a wearable device and platform with possibilities only limited by a developer's imagination. Please join Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics, as he steps through the most pressing aspects associated with wearable tech and its creation, and provides an overview of wearable technology advances being generated by the company's innovations arm, PLT Labs.

Speaker Biography (Cary Bran)

As VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics, Cary Bran leads the R&D of next generation software and device concepts and products, including efforts to deliver integrations between wearable devices and web browsers via WebRTC. Cary leads PLT Labs, a multi-disciplinary team that works to identify and develop wearable technologies.

Company Profile (Plantronics)

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Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. The company has pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, Plantronics delivers uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit External Link
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