Program

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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    7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    CTA Health and Fitness Technology Division Board

    The Health and Fitness Division strives to raise awareness of how consumer technologies can help improve health and fitness. This session is open to all members of the Consumer Technology Association.

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    9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    R7 WG20 VoIP Battery Backup Working Group Meeting
    R7 WG20 develops standards, recommended practices and technical reports related to consumer premises voice service equipment.
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Virtual Reality Demonstrations

    See what all the excitement is about– test drive virtual reality technology from CTA member companies!

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    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Virtual Reality Technology Overview and Collaboration Opportunities

    Learn about virtual reality technology, its components, how it works, what the future may hold, and what opportunities might exist for growth-stimulating industry collaborations.

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    Speakers:
    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    CTA Market Research Report - Virtual Reality

    Hear the results of a spring 2017 CTA market research study on virtual reality.

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    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Future of Gaming and Virtual Reality

    What is the current state of VR and gaming and what’s next for the consumer VR gaming market? What are on the minds of VR hardware manufacturers and game developers? This panel will discuss the current state and future of VR gaming.

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    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch & Keynote: "Wearable Biosensors - The Next Revolution in Healthcare"

    Ravi Ruppuraj 

    Ravi Kuppuraj, CEO of Philips Connected Sensing & Wearable Venture, will talk about wearable biosensors, the next revolution in healthcare.

    Speakers:
    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Don't SLEEP on your Data - A Dialogue on Consumer Sleep Technology Data

    As consumer technology and wearable devices generate more and more data from tracking various aspects of our lives, the question is being raised about how this data can be used to improve overall health and wellness. This session will explore how specifically sleep data can be enhanced to increase usability while simultaneously empowering both consumers and clinicians to improve overall wellness.

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    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Intensity Counts! Leveraging Health & Fitness Tech to Support Worldwide Physical Activity Guidelines

    As mobile/wearable technology advances, consumer devices have the opportunity to contribute to health promotion by providing physical activity intensity measures, in support of worldwide guidelines. This session will explore current and future guidelines for physical activity and mHealth approaches for measuring and reporting physical activity and fitness to consumers. It will also explore what the consumer technology industry can do to support these efforts, including opportunities/needs for additional industry standards.

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    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    R6 WG24 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Working Group Meeting
    Attend the inaugural meeting of this working group that will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to augmented reality, virtual reality and related technologies.
    Chair:
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    R7 Consumer Electronics Networking Committee Meeting

    CTA's Consumer Electronics Networking Committee produces standards and recommended practices regarding communications between, to, or from consumer technology equipment.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join the discussion.

    Chair:
    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Reception & Movie at Dolby Cinema and Dolby Headquarters

    Join us for a reception and a movie at the Dolby Cinema and Dolby Headquarters, sponsored by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Open to all Forum attendees.

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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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    7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Open to all Forum attendees.
    7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    CTA Television Manufacturers Caucus Meeting (Invited guests only)

    The TV Manufacturers Caucus develops Consumer Technology Association policy positions on regulatory issues affecting TV receivers.

    Open to invited guests only.

    Chair:
    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    CTA AR/VR Working Group Meeting

    CTA’s AR/VR Working Group brings leaders in the consumer technology industry together to strategize on how best to grow the augmented/mixed/virtual reality category.

    This meeting is open to all CTA members.

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    Chair:
    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    R4.3 Television Data Systems Subcommittee Meeting & R4.8 DTV Interface Subcommittee Meeting*

    The Television Data Systems Subcommittee develops standards and guidelines for the delivery and preservation of closed captions and certain other data delivered to the consumer via television signals.

    The DTV Interface Subcommittee develops standards and guidelines for RF, analog and digital interfaces that facilitate connectivity and interoperability between TV receivers and other consumer devices.

    *NOTE: The R4.8 meeting will start following the conclusion of the R4.3 meeting, which is scheduled for the same room at 9:00 AM.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join the discussion.

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    R6.4 WG2 Physical Activity Monitoring Working Group Meeting

    Monitoring physical activity, like steps, heartbeats, and calories burned, is exploding. All kinds of devices use all kinds of methods to let consumers monitor their activity. The Physical Activity Monitoring Working Group aims to give consumers confidence that the data they're getting from their devices is accurate and consistent from device to device.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join in the discussion.

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    Chair:
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch & Keynote: "Medical Applications for Virtual Reality"

    Dr.  Brennan Spiegel 

    Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Health System, will talk about virtual reality relative to medical applications, lessons learned using the technology for hospitalized patients, applications for opioid treatment, and more.

    Speakers:
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    R4 Video Systems Committee Meeting

    The Video Systems Committee develops interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards and bulletins for television video technologies and fosters communication within the television engineering community of related activities and regulatory issues.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join the discussion.

    Chair:
    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    R6.4 WG1 Sleep Monitors Working Group Meeting

    There are more and more consumer products on the market that help people monitor the quality and duration of their sleep. Different devices can use different methods to do this. The Sleep Monitors Working Group aims to give consumers confidence that the data they're getting from their devices is reliable and useful.

    This meeting is open to all Forum attendees except press. Join in the discussion.

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    Chair:
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Virtual Reality Content Development Panel

    Content is king. How do you get the keys to the kingdom? This panel will discuss the current state of VR and what the future holds, from the content creators’ perspectives.

    Open to all Forum attendees.

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    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Virtual Reality Hardware Panel

    Content is nothing without hardware. What are the latest developments in VR hardware designs? What’s in the pipeline, and what will the future be like? This panel will offer the hardware makers’ perspectives.

    Open to all Forum attendees.

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    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    R6.4 Health & Fitness Technology Subcommittee Meeting

    The Health & Fitness Technology Subcommittee develops standards, recommended practices, and related documentation for consumer health and fitness technology, including fixed, portable and wearable health and fitness devices.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join the discussion.

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    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Differences

    Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are exciting new mediums for experiences, content, and hardware. This panel will explain the differences between the three, and discuss typical use cases for each.

    Open to all Forum attendees.

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    5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception

    Marriott Marquis - Second Floor

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    Open to all Forum attendees.

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
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    7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Open to all Forum attendees.
    7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    CTA Standards Council Meeting (Invited guests only)

    CTA's Standards Council oversees the activities of CTA's standards committees. Its members consist of the chairs of CTA's standards committees and subcommittees, plus a few at large members. Sorry, its meetings are open only to SC members and invited guests. The rest of you may enjoy your breakfast.

    Open to invited guests only.

    Chair:
    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Future Standards Working Group

    The Future Standards Working Group is exploring technologies that are coming down the pike and what standards might be needed to accelerate their growth.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join the discussion.

    Chair:
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    R6.4 WG4 Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies Working Group Meeting

    Attend the inaugural meeting of this working group that will create definitions and performance standards for consumer stress monitoring technologies.

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    Chair:
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    R6 Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee Meeting

    The Portable, Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee develops standards, bulletins and other technical documents that address portable and handheld consumer electronics products, and consumer electronics products used in private and commercial vehicles, boats and aircraft.

    Open to all Forum attendees except press. Join the discussion.

    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch & Keynote: "Robotics and Autonomous Navigation"

    David Bruemmer 

    David Bruemmer, CTO of 5D Robotics will discuss robotics and autonomous navigation.

    Speakers:
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    CTA Technology Council Meeting (Invited Guests Only)
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