DSOA to highlight wearable technology at TechForum

Virtual reality wearable technology to be demonstrated at 16th TechForum

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DSOA to highlight wearable technology at TechForum Vin Summer, managing director, Clicks and Links, will go through a virtual reality tour to outline the benefits of technology wearables such as Oculus Rift and Sony Morpheus. (Getty Images)
By  Helen Gaskell Published  September 14, 2014

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has announced that is set to host its 16th TechForum which will focus on wearable technology and its social and commercial implications for the GCC region.

The event will take place on 16 September at the DSO headquarters and will bring together technology professionals, experts, academics and students. It will also provide a simulated experience of wearable technology.

Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior VP Corporate Services at DSOA, said: "Dubai Silicon Oasis TechForum pioneers the adoption and deployment of new age technologies. We also seek opportunities to create platforms that gather tech experts from local and global markets and believe the session on wearable technology is timely and relevant given the huge interest that it has sparked among potential end users. DSOA looks forward to experiencing the first virtual reality tour that will provide an interesting and valuable insight to technology professionals in the country."

In the opening session, Martyn Molnar, CEO of wearable tech company, Tupelo, will highlight the "usage of wearable tech as a catalyst for positive change" and Vin Summer, managing director of Clicks and Links, will then go through a virtual reality tour to outline the benefits of technology wearables such as Oculus Rift and Sony Morpheus.

According to a study by Juniper Research, worldwide sales of smart wearable devices are set to increase from US$15 million in 2013 to US$70 million in 2017.

Ahead of his participation at the 16th TechForum, Molnar, said: "Recent progress in hardware has made wearable technology highly popular. In scenarios where devices can gain access to a user's personal information, our innovations must prioritise security measures to maintain the confidentiality of data. We also make sure that the wearables comply with regional technology regulations and protocols. We urge the industry to adhere to these standards for customers to leverage the countless benefits of wearable technology."

Vin Summer said: "Oculus Virtual Reality, recently acquired by Facebook, has set global trends in virtual technology. Its new product 'Rift' is a virtual reality headset that allows developers to build applications and enables players to 'step into' their favourite games in the virtual world. DSOA's 16th TechForum is the perfect platform to launch and demonstrate this technology to Middle East audiences."

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