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Posted by JP Gownder on February 18, 2014
Readers of this blog and of my syndicated reports know that I’ve spent a great deal of time lately researching and analyzing the market for wearable devices and the emerging wearables ecosystem. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be co-presenting a talk at SXSW with Jen Quinlan (Twitter: @QuirkyInsider) about a specific sub-segment of the wearables market – how wearable devices, in concert with the Internet of Things, can help people overcome various sorts of disabilities.
Jen conceived of this talk, and was kind enough to invite me to collaborate with her. And I was thrilled, particularly when I heard about the topic she had proposed. Why? I’m interested – and hope you will be too – because:
We’ll be telling some stories of real users whose lives have benefitted from the use of wearable technology. At the same time, we will offer guidance about how to overcome the barriers to spending time on this audience and its needs – and how a product development focus on people with disabilities can actually reach a large and growing market of potential users.
Twitter discussion: Note that there will be a Twitter hashtag – #wearableshelp – associated with our talk and its content, along with Jen (@QuirkyInsider) and my (@jgownder) usernames.
Here are the full details of our talk. Attendees of SXSW, we hope to see you there!
Date: Monday, March 10
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Venue: Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4
J. P. Gownder is a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. Follow him on Twitter at @jgownder.
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