element14, will be hosting a webinar titled ‘The Power of the Ring’ with the inventor of the NFC Ring, John McLear, an entrepreneur and inventor living in the UK.
In this webinar, John will demonstrate how wearable technology promises to make everything from payments to unlocking the front door easier and more convenient.
He will also show examples of how wearables are moving rapidly from being a novelty to being a necessity.
The NFC (near field communication) Ring can be used to unlock doors, mobile phones and to transfer information and link people.
Hailed as one of ‘the most brilliant Kickstarter idea we’ve seen in a long time’, over GBP240,000 has been raised for the NFC Ring from an original goal of GBP30,000.
Webinar title : The Power of the Ring
Presenter : John McLear
Date : 24 September 2013, Tuesday
Time : 6pm Sydney, 8pm Auckland (8am GMT)
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John McLear is the founder of Primary Technology, the Etherpad Foundation and McLear. In addition to the NFC Ring, he has developed education applications such as Classdroid and Etherpad, a real-time collaboration tool.
Pete Davis, Regional Director – Australia and New Zealand, element14 Asia Pacific said, “Interactive programmes organised on our element14 Community such as webinars, roadtests, legislation updates and contests are highly popular with engineers worldwide as they get a chance to discuss and receive a diversity of input and views.
"We received feedback on organising sessions suited to Australia’s time zones and together with John, we are delighted to present this webinar at a time convenient during our work week. We invite everyone to join us so that webinar participants can benefit from a real live demo and be part of the discussions.”
Participants of the webinar on the element14 Community will also have easy access to the wearable technology content, online and downloadable software and teaching materials, online support and reference designs.