RIT hosts 2016 ARM Developer Day on Jan. 29

Touch Stream Solutions leader, Lisa Izzo, highlights tech trends for the Internet of Things and accessibility

Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting its sixth ARM Developer Day, a daylong series of informational sessions about using high tech microprocessing development platforms, environments and tools. This year’s emphasis is on how embedded technologies are being used for the Internet of Things and Accessibility.

ARM Day takes place on Friday, Jan. 29, starting at 9 a.m. in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and will feature demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on workshops by representatives from more than a dozen companies that manufacture, distribute, and support ARM-based products. The event is free and open to students and faculty. Student participants can receive free microprocessor developer kits during the event. Registration is required and can be done online.

Keynote speaker for the event is Lisa Izzo, director of Customer Experience at local company Touch Stream Solutions. The company, based on Tech Park Drive, develops health care monitoring system technologies. Izzo will present “Improving Access to Care through Mobile Technologies” during the lunchtime address at noon -1:30 p.m. in RIT’s University Gallery, located in the Vignelli Center.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby areas of RIT’s electrical and computer engineering departments on the third floor of the James E. Gleason Hall. A full list of workshops and locations in the departments’ classrooms and laboratories is included on the event website.

“We’re glad to have Lisa Izzo join us to talk more about how she uses this technology to help customers develop health-related solutions from user interface technologies, like a tablet, to medical devices integrated into health-monitoring and wireless communications solutions,” said George Slack, lecturer in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, one of the event organizers. “This event has grown year after year with more electronics and software companies than ever coming to RIT. According to ARM, this event is one of their largest campus events in the country. More than 400 students attend and get the latest development information to jumpstart their own projects.”

Advanced RISC Machines, also referred to as ARM technology are microprocessor core technologies, the underlying processing power in today’s electronic devices. Students participating in ARM Developer Day activities have showcased new technology products and equipment during the annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. This year, the students design projects will feature advanced assistive technologies.

Some of the participating companies include ARM, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Cypress Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics, NXP Semiconductors and MathWorks. ARM’s University Program, and the Departments of Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering sponsor the event.

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