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Can wearable tech really makes us better humans?

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Our guest for this episode is Kevin Rankin, CEO of eSight Corp, an Ottawa, Canada-based technology company that develops intelligent electronic eyewear for people challenged by degenerative eye diseases. eSight’s primary focus is on assistive technology that helps people with low vision lead more independent lives at home and at work.

Among the questions we will address:

  • What is required to results widespread adoption of wearable assistive technology? What is being done to create awareness/proactively prepare the market?


  • Should personal communications and entertainment functionalities be melded with assistive devices? What are the implications for financial assistance programs?


  • What steps can we take to convey the macroeconomic benefit of wide scale adoption of assistive wearable technology?


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