Sulon a part of Toronto's growing wearable technology sector

Toronto is becoming a hub for technologies working to develop so-called wearable technology products.

Wearable technology

Technology and Science

6 years ago
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The Toronto area is becoming a hub for so-called wearable technology.

It's a field that is made up of companies like Sulon Technologies, the maker of a product called the Cortex.

The Cortex is a headset that is meant to plunge the user into a virtual world.

Dhan Balachand of Toronto's Sulon Technologies shows off the company's Cortex product to the CBC's Marivel Taruc. (CBC)

Dhan Balachand, the chief executive officer of Sulon, told CBC News that the Cortex has been in development for several years.

"What it does is, it actually scans your physical environment around you — indoors or outdoors — and it transforms that environment into what we call an augmented virtual reality experience," he said.

It's a device that won rave reviews at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Click on the video to see a full report from the CBC's Marivel Taruc and to learn more about the Cortex and the city's wearable technology sector.