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Accelerators, Connected Devices, and Battery-less Devices at the Next Hack Things Meetup!

Hakon Verespej
December 10, 2013


We have another fantastic lineup for the next Hack Things meetup on Monday, Dec 16, 2013. This is one to really get pumped up about.

Amulyte: First up will be Jaclyn Konzelmann, co-founder of Amulyte, which was part of YCombinator’s summer 2013 class. Amulyte is an emergency-response device for the elderly that comes packaged as a sleek, wearable pendant. When the pendant’s button is pressed, family members are quickly signaled and bi-directional communication is established through the device. Additionally, it tracks activity, giving family members a view of the wearer’s location and activity level.

Ambient Backscatter: Next, we’ll have Aaron Parks. Aaron is a PhD student at UW working in the Sensor Systems Lab. He researches low-powered devices and will be talking about some remarkable research he’s doing on a project called Ambient Backscatter. They’ve created devices that are powered solely by ambient RF signals.

Highway1: Finally, we’ll have Brady Forrest, who runs Highway1, a hardware incubator. They have a fantastic program that helps entrepreneurs become serious hardware entrepreneurs. Their curriculum covers product development, design for manufacture, and supply chain. They also help turn ambition into a real business. Brady will be sharing the story of a team who went through their incubator.

Everyone loves the open mic time, so we’ll continue giving everyone a chance to share what they’re working on after the presentations wrap up. We hope you can join us!

Sign up for the event at http://www.meetup.com/Hack-Things/events/153755012/.

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