Ariel Garten starts the futuristic panel on sensor monitoring devices off by holding up her smartphone and saying “this is me”. The headband device the CEO & Founder of InteraXon is wearing is a brainwave sensing product called Muse.
The panel was a futuristic view of personal data gained by wearable tech which Ariel hopes will go from the physical to invisible to allow the tech to get out of the way and let us live our lives as we would normally.
Dave Icke of MC10 and Walter De Brouwer of Scanadu rounded out the panel all leaders from the wearable tech & sensor monitoring sector.
All three agreed that we are entering a time when devices will monitor and analyze personal data to allow us to make better decisions about ourselves including those related to our health. And this time is only 3-5 years out.
Dave’s company MC10 is working on making these wearable devices as small, flexible and body forming as possible.
Walter indicated that once this technology is widely adopted, our grandchildren will look back and wonder how we ever lived in the dark without knowing what was going on with our bodies and the environments around us.
This session ended Day 1 of the conference. I will be continuing to live blog during Day 2 tomorrow starting at 9AM PST.
Photo Credit: Sean Mayers - Screen Geek