We Are Wearables Chicago Event to Highlight Sports Tech
Written By uproar

Uproar PR Partners with We Are Wearables and 1871 to focus on how wearables are changing the world of sports tech

Chicago – August 15, 2016 – Uproar PR, in partnership with We Are Wearables, Rithmio and 1871, announces its latest We Are Wearables Chicago event that will focus on the intersection of wearable technology and sports. On Tuesday, August 16 from 6-9 p.m., those interested in Chicago’s emerging wearable market will gather for the Wearable Tech & Sports in partnership with Rithmio meetup. The event will feature product demos, presentations and the “How Wearable Tech is Changing Sports” panel discussion. The panel will include expert commentary from:

  • Adam Tilton, CEO and co-founder of Rithmio, a motion recognition software company that measures and manages movement through wearables and connected clothing
  • Boden Westover, director of marketing for Catapult, a sports analytics engine that uses wearable technology to assimilate data into useful metrics for athletes
  • Jeff Kahn, CEO of Rise Science, a sleep analytics technology company that provides Sleep Coaching for elite athletic teams

“We’re excited to stand alongside other great Chicago-based sports technology companies and share our experience and expertise with the area’s burgeoning entrepreneurs,” said Tilton. “Partnering with Uproar, 1871 and We Are Wearables has been a great experience so far, and we’re anticipating a fantastic event.”

The event will feature a demo area open before and after the presentations and panels taking place from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Products from panel participants Rithmio and Catapult will be available to attendees as well as demonstrations of Turfmapp, an app to find soccer near you, and RockMyRace, a mobile technology that creates a customized journey for competitive athletes, helping them achieve their best race experience possible.

“Sports technology is becoming increasingly dependent on the analytics provided by wearables, and we’re seeing more entrepreneurs, locally and nationally, enter the marketplace. We Are Wearables and our other partners provide a place to facilitate the exchange of ideas and the opportunity for continued innovation,” said Catriona Harris, partner at Uproar PR and co-organizer of the event. “The leaders from Rithmio, Catapult and Rise Science perfectly demonstrate how the world of sports is changing thanks to their products, and we’re excited for them to share their knowledge and experience with Chicago’s most ambitious entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts.”

We Are Wearables is an organization that rallies local tech communities together to discuss, discover and demo the latest in wearable tech. The event aims to foster the adoption of wearables and inspire innovation among the industry’s entrepreneurs, startups and established organizations.

We Are Wearables Chicago will take place Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1871 (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212). Doors open at 6 p.m. To register for the event, visit http://www.meetup.com/We-Are-Wearables-Chicago/events/231279074/. For more information, visit the We Are Wearables Chicago website and @WeAreWearables #WWCHI.