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Material Meetup Hong Kong:
Future Wearable Device and Material

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How will wearable technology change and fit into our lives in the future?

Date
2021-10-07 (Thu)
Time
16:30 – 18:30
Place
Hong Kong MAP
Capacity
65
fee
Free with RSVP

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How will wearable technology change and fit into our lives in the future?

About

Wearable devices, including HMDs for VR / AR, wristwatches, wristbands, rings, and many other types of devices, support human activities in all areas, such as health management, exercise, and entertainment, as “wearable technology. Wearable devices, which have been designed to fit comfortably into the body, are expanding their field of application with the evolution of material technology.

How will wearable technology change and fit into our lives in the future? In this session, we will discuss the future of wearable devices and materials with innovators who are developing wearable devices and applications that follow the whole body from head to toe. There will be a showcase of future wearable innovation at The Mills Fabrica on the day of the event.

About Material Meetup

Material Meetup is a gathering of manufacturers, craftsmen, and creators involved in manufacturing with the theme of “material”.

  • People who “develop materials” that are in search of possibilities and demands in new areas.
  • People who “manufacture materials” that have access to unique processing techniques.
  • People who “research materials” that aim for a sustainable society.
  • People who “design from materials” that are in search of various materials that can be used for complex designs, including their function, texture, and design ability.

From the point of view of “design and technology” and also “society and material”, those types of people cross over barriers in the business world to openly interact with each other, and they are continuously creating opportunities for new projects to come into being .

Image via The Mills Fabrica

By learning about the traits and charms of a material that cannot be understood merely from catalog specs, everyone thinks about new scenarios where those materials are likely to be used. With “material” at its core, this is a place where the seeds of projects and collaborations that traverse fields are repeatedly occurring simultaneously.

See video below to get an idea of ​​what Material Meetup looks like: 

This is an event co-hosted by The Mills Fabrica and FabCafe HK with a goal to discover the potential of material innovation with industry leaders and creators in Asia.

As the first Material Meetup in Hong Kong, this hybrid event will be hosted offline at Fabrica Atrium at The Mills Fabrica with online streaming. RSVP now! 

Fabrica Atrium at The Mills Fabrica

Speakers

Nobu Hanamitsu

Haptic Scientist/Tech Lead at Enhance Experience Inc./Synesthesia Lab

Nobu is a Haptic Scientist and the Tech Lead of Synesthesia Lab. He took part developing Synesthesia Wear, which is a wearable device that has a vibrator attached to the entire garment, allowing the wearer to experience the sensation of touching an object in virtual space with their hands, and to send and receive two-dimensional communication by sensing the body’s movements.

Synesthesia Wear

Ayato Tsumagari

CEO/Founder of MAGARIMONO

Ayato Tsumagari worked for a pharmaceutical company after graduating from a liberal arts college, and then decided to follow his hear to pursue in a career in fashion as a shoemaker and an entrepreneur. He and his team at MAGARIMONO aspire to challenge to update handmade techniques with technology.

Digital Shoe Brand- Magarimono

Euwen Ding

Co-Founder & CEO of LUMOS

Eu-wen is the co-founder and CEO of Lumos, a next-generation bike helmet. Lumos  is reinventing how cyclists are being seen on the road and staying safe.

Lumos’s helmets have been named one of the Designs of the Year by the London Design Museum, named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2018, and is also the first helmet of any kind to be sold in over 300 Apple Stores worldwide.

Lumos Helmet, a new and innovative bicycle helmet designed to keep riders safe on the road.

Walden Lam

Co-founder and CEO of Unspun

Walden grew up in Hong Kong and has operating, investment and strategy experience in e-commerce, retail & fashion with lululemon, IDEO, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs and OC&C Strategy Consultants. He holds a bachelor degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business. See UNSPUN.

Unspun: body scan straight from your phone for your new favorite tailor-made jeans, built just for you.

Facilitator

Maggie Luk

Incubation & Ecosystem at The Mills Fabrica

Maggie Luk

Maggie manages The Mills Fabrica’s incubation programme by providing connections and exposure. She also curates the startup community through organizing ecosystem building initiatives and developing a new HK Startups Ecosystem Network.

Maggie previously worked at a startup incubation hub leading the corporate innovation projects in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

Program

16:30
Door Opens
17:00
Introduction
17:05
Talk Session by Nobu Hanamitsu
17:15
Talk Session by Ayato Tsumagari
17:25
Talk Session by Euwen Ding
17:35
Talk Session by Walden Lam
17:45
Discussion Led by Maggie Luk
18:30
Networking

Outline

Date & Time
Thu, October 7, 2021 16:30 UTC+08:00
Venue
Fabrica Atrium at The Mills Fabrica
The Mills Fabrica is a business incubator, fund and space/lab/store for techstyle companies at the intersection of technology and lifestyle, the mission is to create startup success stories and to build a wider community of corporates and organizations to inspire the industry and the next generation for innovation.
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Fee
Free with RSVP
Capacity
65

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