As wearable tech continues to be integrated into everyday life, we look at how it can help streamline your events.
The events industry is always on the look out for new technology to improve the experience of delegates at events or help with running them behind the scenes. Now wearable tech is making waves as a new way to streamline an event experience.
Defined as a wide range of devices which can be worn as accessories, embedded in clothing, implanted in the user’s body, or even tattooed on the skin, wearable tech looks destined to eventually take over from smart phones.
The most widespread industry use at the moment is for checking in and out of an event. Wristbands or lanyards can act as digital tickets with RFID technology, much like inside contactless debit cards.
These can be scanned or tapped at entry points, making the process faster and more efficient, reducing queues and the manpower necessary to check everyone in, and improving overall access control.
While check-in is the most popular use there are other ways it can enhance your delegates’ experience. Personalised experiences for event attendees can be enhanced using RFID-enabled wristbands or badges that can be linked to individual preferences. At an exhibition, for example, delegates can be directed to visit exhibitors which have relevance to the interests they’ve input.
Delegates can engage further in your event, especially from a gamification angle. Built-in sensors can track attendees’ activities and movements during the event, and in turn this information can
be used to create gamified experiences, where participants earn points or rewards for completing certain activities or for checking in at different areas around the venue. You can make your audience part of the entertainment or a presentation with LED wristbands syncing up to music, or lighting up on command, and get guests to explore different aspects of your event which they might not have even realised existed.
Networking is another aspect where tech is over taking. Gone are the days of collecting dozens of business cards or frantically scribbling down email addresses, delegates or exhibitors can easily exchange contact details and facilitate real-time messaging between delegates.
Printable RFID badges | Identilam
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Identilam offers printable RFID badges that can be programmed to check-in delegates at your events. The badges can also be used for staff to allow access to certain areas or for your delegates to make cashless payments. The badges are customisable, and can be printed on both sides, allowing for them to contain a wealth on information such as names, job roles, or even your branding.
Smart polyester wristbands | PDC
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Made of ultra-comfortable, polyester material that stretches and adjusts to wrist size, this wristband features custom full-colour dye-sublimation printing on inside and outside of the band, allowing branding or slogans to be printed on it. This gadget is removable, re-usable, and waterproof, making it ideal for a multi-day or high profile event.