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DEVELOPING FOR WEARABLES ! 
JEAN-LUC DAVID (@JLDAVID)
ABOUT ME 
• 20 YEARS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE 
• SPECIALIZATION IN WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY 
• BUILT ONE OF FIRST STREAMING MUSIC...
BODY API - Y COMBINATOR HACKATHON
WHAT IS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY? 
• EYE WEAR 
• SMART CLOTHING (E-TEXTILES) 
• BRAIN SENSORS 
• WATCHES & WRIST 
• JEWELRY 
• ...
CANADA ROCKS WEARABLES
BECOMING A WEARABLES DEVELOPER 
WORK WITH EXISTING 
TECHNOLOGY 
BUILD YOUR OWN 
TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS
WEARABLES MOBILE 
• SMALLER CPUS 
• CONSTRAINED OR NO DISPLAY 
• SIMPLIFIED USER EXPERIENCE 
• STREAMING DATA 
• APP STORE...
HOW TO BEGIN 
• BUY A WEARABLE DEVICE 
• LEARN JAVA AND C 
• HACKATHONS - TWITTER, EVENTBRITE, MEETUP.COM 
• EVENTS LIKE W...
BUILD YOUR OWN 
• PROTOTYPING BOARDS 
• ARDUINO LILYPAD 
• RASPBERRY PI 
• SMARTFUN & ADAFRUIT
3D PRINTING 
• MAKELABS, 3DPHACKTORY 
• $2000 FOR SMALL 3D PRINTED ENCLOSURES 
• WET SANDING & SPRAY PAINTING
COMPLEXITIES & COSTS 
• MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN SOFTWARE 
• 10K INJECTION MOULDING UNITS = $200K 
• MICRO-CONTROLLER EXPE...
QUESTIONS? 
JEAN-LUC DAVID 
JLDAVID@GMAIL.COM 
@JLDAVID 
! 
CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR 
WEARABLES OR MOBILE PRO...
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Developing for Wearables

Presentation at SmartWeek 2014 on Oct 26, 2014

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Developing for Wearables

  1. 1. DEVELOPING FOR WEARABLES ! JEAN-LUC DAVID (@JLDAVID)
  2. 2. ABOUT ME • 20 YEARS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE • SPECIALIZATION IN WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY • BUILT ONE OF FIRST STREAMING MUSIC APPS FOR GOOGLE GLASS
  3. 3. BODY API - Y COMBINATOR HACKATHON
  4. 4. WHAT IS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY? • EYE WEAR • SMART CLOTHING (E-TEXTILES) • BRAIN SENSORS • WATCHES & WRIST • JEWELRY • EARBUDS & HEADPHONES • BIOMETRIC DEVICES • IMPLANTS & SMART TATTOOS
  5. 5. CANADA ROCKS WEARABLES
  6. 6. BECOMING A WEARABLES DEVELOPER WORK WITH EXISTING TECHNOLOGY BUILD YOUR OWN TECHNOLOGY
  7. 7. DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS
  8. 8. WEARABLES MOBILE • SMALLER CPUS • CONSTRAINED OR NO DISPLAY • SIMPLIFIED USER EXPERIENCE • STREAMING DATA • APP STORE ECOSYSTEM • SENSOR PROGRAMMING • BLUETOOTH LE PROGRAMMING
  9. 9. HOW TO BEGIN • BUY A WEARABLE DEVICE • LEARN JAVA AND C • HACKATHONS - TWITTER, EVENTBRITE, MEETUP.COM • EVENTS LIKE WE ARE WEARABLES, SMARTWEEK
  10. 10. BUILD YOUR OWN • PROTOTYPING BOARDS • ARDUINO LILYPAD • RASPBERRY PI • SMARTFUN & ADAFRUIT
  11. 11. 3D PRINTING • MAKELABS, 3DPHACKTORY • $2000 FOR SMALL 3D PRINTED ENCLOSURES • WET SANDING & SPRAY PAINTING
  12. 12. COMPLEXITIES & COSTS • MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN SOFTWARE • 10K INJECTION MOULDING UNITS = $200K • MICRO-CONTROLLER EXPERTISE • INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IS HARD • BRIDGING CUSTOM HARDWARE & MOBILE IS HARD • YOU'LL NEED FUNDING FOR A HARDWARE STARTUP
  13. 13. QUESTIONS? JEAN-LUC DAVID JLDAVID@GMAIL.COM @JLDAVID ! CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR WEARABLES OR MOBILE PROJECTS

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