#FollowFriday – 3 people in wearable tech

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the ‘follow’ button.

This week, we’re focusing on people in the wearable technology space. Whether they’re building gadgets for movement or for measuring your vitals, they’re tweeting about an area that’s attracting more and more interest from consumers and businesses alike.

 

Andrew D’Souza, president of Bionym Inc. As president of wearable tech startup Bionym, D’Souza tweets frequently about new developments in the space – for example, Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR this week. He also shares about the Nymi wristband, a wearable that measures a user’s electrocardiogram to verify his or her identity. A former resident of Silicon Valley who has since returned to Canada, D’Souza also shares his thoughts on startup culture, and why two of Canada’s tech hubs – Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. – have a shot at making it big.

 

Scott Greenberg, head of developer relations at Thalmic Labs Inc.

Based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Greenberg was in Toronto Wednesday night to demo Thalmic Labs’ Myo armband at Wearable Wednesday TO, a meetup for wearable tech enthusiasts. He showed how a user wearing Myo can control an aerial drone, just by flicking and waving his forearm. Greenberg tweets on Thalmic’s activities, as well as about the more technical side of things for developers eager to build on its platform.

 

We Are Wearables

Formerly the brand account for “Wearable Wednesdays TO,” a monthly Toronto meetup for anyone excited about the possibilities of wearable tech, the group has just undergone a rebrand and is now named “We Are Wearables.”

Tom Emrich, who is one of the meetup’s organizers, said the rebrand means the group will be organizing more events, spreading to other cities, and will try to mobilize the community of early adopters in wearable tech. The group also announced a partnership with MaRS Discovery District. For more on that, read our story here.

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Candice is a graduate of Carleton University and has worked in several newsrooms as a freelance reporter and intern, including the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, and the Windsor Star. Candice is a dog lover and a coffee drinker.

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