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Did You Miss Our Webinar: Racing Ahead & Keeping Pace in Wearable Technology: Evolution of the Industry and its Legal Risks?

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the SFIA hosted a Thought Leadership Webinar that took a look at the evolution fo the wearable technology industry and its legal risks.

If you missed this webinar:

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Projected to reach almost $34 billion by the end of 2019, the rapidly expanding wearables market has paved the way for the “quantifiable self.” The integration of connected and wearable devices provide end-users with expanded insights into critical short and longer-term health, and performance outcomes. While the benefits of wearable technology are clear, inherent limitations can adversely affect the quality and viability of promised outcomes. Issues like compromised data accuracy and reliability, data privacy, a lack of applicable industry standards and the minefield of advertising can give rise to a multitude of business risks and adverse legal exposure.
In this webinar, wearable technology expert, Dr. Scott McLean, and legal expert, Michelle Gilboe, provide a collaborative analysis and predictions for the path forward in wearable technology within the sports and fitness sector.
Topics of Insight:
  1. How wearable technology has evolved--what it can and cannot do
  2. Gain an understanding of the wearable technology market in sports and fitness and where it is headingKey factors the USTR considers when granting exclusion requests
  3. Learn the legal risks associated with wearable technology from product development to marketing to consumer use
  4. Learn how to avoid legal pitfalls before, during and after entering the market
  5. Q&A




Alli Schulman
Coordinator, Communications & Marketing


John Peters





Dr. Scott McLean
Senior Manager





Michelle Gilboe
Managing Partner
Lewis Brisbois



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