Sports Analytics and the Future of Wearables-Avery Lu-06/23/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Sports Analytics and the Future of Wearables
Event Date: 
06/23/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Avery Lu
Event Speaker Title: 
Co-founder & CMO
Event Speaker Company: 
Palo Alto Scientific
Event Speaker Bio: 

Avery Lu, is Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Palo Alto Scientific, Inc., a wearable tech company whose disruptive profileMyRun™ smartphone app + shoeSensor™ system enables runners to improve their running technique in real time leveraging the company's patented forceSense™ & machine-learned app technologies. The company's goal is to "Bring Sports Science to Everyone" integrating Sports Science, Data Analytics, Wearable Technology and the IoT.

Mr. Lu also serves as an advisor to early stage IoT & wearable technology startups, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for F50 - a co-investment platform for startup founders and investors and has organized large industry symposiums, keynoted at various conferences, and been quoted in market research reports on IoT & Wearables.

Avery has 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley's high tech/semiconductor industries, in various roles of Business Development, Segment Marketing, Product Marketing, Global Account Management & Field Applications Engineering for companies like NXP, Infineon & Toshiba, responsible for Digital, Analog & Mixed-signal technologies in the following vertical markets: mobile, tablet, consumer electronics, computing, industrial, automotive & medical.

Mr. Lu serves as BoD for CASPA (Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association) and is this year's Executive Director of Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society in Silicon Valley & BoD for Santa Clara University Alumni Association Board.

Avery holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Marketing Management Certificate from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Over the last few years, much has been hyped about IoT, as well as wearable technology, and how it can benefit human kind in the years to come. However, up to now, most health & fitness wearable offerings still provide only basic descriptive information about user's steps, weight and calories, without critical predictive or prescriptive feedback on how to improve the human condition and augment people's lives. Today’s speaker will share his experience and perspective on what the sports wearable future looks like within the context of properly combining sports science, wearable technology, data analytics and machine learning to empower everyday people to participate in sport science in order to improve their technique to achieve optimal performance with minimal pain and injury.

The full potential of wearable technology has yet to be realized. And the key to making wearable devices successful and their rate of adoption ubiquitous is in the quality of the analytics they can deliver thru finely-tuned data mining, data aggregation and machine learning. Not to mention that wearable devices must fit their use case; be offered in least intrusive form factors, consume less power and integrate seamlessly into the user's daily lifestyle.