• MaRS Discovery District Center - Room CR-3 (map)
  • 101 College Street
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada

An intimate discussion forum for developers, product managers and entrepreneurs looking to learn more about bringing wearable technology to market. This event is made possible thanks to MaRS Discovery District Centre. 

Join us on May 26, 2016 to share valuable lessons in product compliance - wearable hardware testing and certification with TV SUD's David Bell and Cortex Designs' Dylan Horvath. 

This event is part of our Wearable Workshop series - an intimate educational sessions aimed at equipping the wearables community with what they need to successfully develop connected solutions. This series is hosted by our partner MaRS Discovery District Centre. MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is one of the world's largest urban innovation hubs.  

In addition to the workshop, we are hosting Nuheara which is currently on its "Magical Listening Tour".  Nuheara is half way through a pre-order campaign on Indiegogo and has raised over US$500,000. Due to overwhelming demand to try the working prototypes from supporters around the globe, Nuheara has launched the Magical Listening Tour.  Visiting 7 cities in Australia, USA and Canada Nuheara’s Co-Founders will provide personal demonstrations of its innovative IQbuds™ at events being held in noisy social environments. 

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Location: MaRS Discovery District Centre - 101 College Street ROOM CR-3 (street level)  

Workshop Capacity: To keep this discussion intimate and interactive we are limiting the number of people for the workshop to 80. Pizza and soda served will be served for workshop participants.  

Nueheara Demos: To get a demo of Nuheara sign up using the form on this page: http://www.nuheara.com/magical-listening-tour/ 

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6:30-7:00 - Registration & Networking

6:00 to 9:00 - Networking & Demo of Nuheara (sign up here to reserve your spot)  

7:00-7:10: Presentation by innovative audio Wearables company, Nuheara by David Cannington, CEO

7:10-7:40: Product Compliance - Wearable Tech Testing and Certification with David Bell of TV SUD and Dylan Horvath of Cortex Design

7:40-8:00: Interactive Q&A with David Bell and Dylan Horvath

8:00-9:00: Networking

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About our speakers

Dylan Horvath runs Cortex Design, a Toronto-based product design firm. Dylan's firm most recently completed a medical-grade wearable competing in the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition - a lofty competition that aims to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare to the world's aging population. Dylan holds a BASc from Waterloo's System Design Engineering program (97), and has focused his career on forming the relationship between engineered technology and the end-user who benefits from it. Dylan's firm works with early stage companies who are commonly aligned to deliver great human experiences, demonstrated by their growing list of design awards and client accolades for our work including Startup of the Year, XPRIZE Finalists, The International Dyson Award, and Spark Design Awards.

David Bell is an Account Executive at TUV SUD Canada and specializes in guiding clients through the maze of international product compliance testing. With a main focus on Medical and wearable devices he makes clients aware of the particular requirements for their products based on product category and markets in which they plan on selling to. As well as giving advice on country specific regulations David can help clients avoid costly design and manufacturing mistakes by making them aware of hardware issues that could cause delays before testing begins. David’s main knowledge base falls under EMC, Radio, electrical safety and environmental testing. 

David Cannigton is the Co-founder of Nuheara, an innovative audio Wearables company that is building intelligent hearing technology to enable consumers to hear what they want to hear. David’s 25-year international career spans senior consumer marketing and advertising roles in Fortune 1000 companies and early stage technology companies. David has been a leader and advisor to many technology startups and Nuheara is the second hearing technology company he has been instrumental in building from the ground up.  

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About our participating organizations

Cortex Design is a “boutique” product design firm that works to bring innovative and complex new devices to market for our clients. We believe that people deserve a better experience and that we have an opportunity to provide people with better experiences through using the products we create. We look for customers who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in creating world-class experiences with the products we help them develop. Learn more at http://www.cortex-design.com/

TUV SUD is an 150 year old international service organization focusing on testing, consulting, certification and training. The testing of consumer products such as wearables and medical devices ensures their safe functioning in compliance with official standards. TUV SUD has over 800 worldwide locations and can certify products for virtually any international markets offering the TUV SUD logo for mark approval. At TUV SUD’s Canadian office in the GTA electrical safety, laser / LED, EMC, radio, shock/ vibration, IP,  and environmental testing are offered. Learn more at http://www.tuv-sud-america.com/ 

Nuheara is an innovative audio Wearables company developing proprietary hardware and software to deliver multi-functional intelligent hearing technology that augments a users hearing and facilitates cable free connection to smart devices.With Nuheara’s IQbuds™, it is intended that consumers will be able to augment their hearing according to their personal hearing preferences and connect hands free with their voice enabled smart devices. Nuheara’s mission is to improve people’s lives by allowing them to seamlessly listen, communicate and connect to their physical and digital world.  Learn more about Nuheara. www.nuheara.com

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About our partners

MaRS Discovery District is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building Canada’s next generation of growth companies. Learn more at https://www.marsdd.com/ 

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Want to volunteer, sponsor or participate in an upcoming WWTO? Contact tom@wearewearables.com