See the future through Google Glass specs at York Venturefest

An eye tech business… Photograph © Ted Eytan on flickr
11 Mar 2014 @ 11.06 am
| Business
An eye tech business… Photograph © Ted Eytan on flickr
An eye tech business… Photograph © Ted Eytan on flickr

One of only two pairs of Google Glass computerised spectacles in the UK will arrive in York this week – courtesy of the Venturefest tech show.

The computerised eyewear will feature in the Fab Lab, which showcases technology so new that in many cases the products have not yet been fully brought to market.

Delegates will be invited to try out Google Glass set, using the optical head-mounted display to surf the web, take pictures, play games and more.

The Fab Lab will also feature the latest developments in 3D printing, including pens that will allow delegates to “draw” 3D sculptures in thin air.

Another innovation on show is the Woof To Wash bark-activated washing machine for dogs who look after disabled people.

Venturefest, the one-day science, technology and IP expo, returns to York for its 11th year.

Held at York Racecourse on Thursday, March 13, Venturefest expects to welcome up to 1,500 investors, entrepreneurs and the businesses that support them, alongside some of the region’s most innovative and dynamic young companies in the Innovation Showcase, organised by Science City York.

The entrepreneur who wins the showcase will take home a prize of more than £13,000 of business support.

“Venturefest is an independent, not for profit event that gives genuine advice, support and information for science, technology and IP-based entrepreneurs,” said Tony Hardy, chairman of Venturefest Yorkshire.

“With signs of recovery in the economy this event provides excellent opportunities to further support this growth as we offer an environment for people to meet, network, exchange ideas and be inspired.”