Corinna Lathan to Introduce AnthroTronix Mission During Forum Session: “Betting on the Technology Most Likely to Succeed”
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (January 27, 2005) – The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AnthroTronix, Inc., a human factors engineering and research and development company, will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting being held in Switzerland on January 26-30, 2005. AnthroTronix was named by the World Economic Forum as Technology Pioneer for 2004, as one of only 30 international companies developing and applying the most innovative technologies.
“I am extremely honored to have been chosen as a Discussion Leader for the 2005 World Economic Forum. As one of the Discussion Leaders for a workshop on technology, I will have the chance to share the successes that my company has recently achieved,” said Corinna Lathan, President and CEO of AnthroTronix. “It is a tremendous opportunity to be included among the top CEOs from around the world who are invited to attend the Forum.”
This year’s Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, “Taking Responsibility for Touch Choices,” to be held in Davos, Switzerland, will include more than 2,250 participants from 96 countries, including more than 500 chairpersons and CEOs from the world’s leading companies. British Prime Minister Tony Blair is scheduled to open the Annual Meeting. The five-day meeting will feature more than 200 sessions. Dr. Lathan will serve as a Discussion Leader for the workshop “Betting on the Technology Most Likely to Succeed,” which, according to the session outline, will focus on what technologies “will have the same impact as the Internet 15 or 20 years from now? What is coming out of the lab that will disrupt everyday life in the same way as the Web?”
Each year, between 30 and 50 companies are selected by the World Economic Forum as Technology Pioneers. These companies work at the cutting-edge of a variety of fields, such as nanotechnology, renewable energy and biotechnology, and they represent an enormous resource of technological expertise. AnthroTronix was selected as a Technology Pioneer for 2004, for its development of gestural (movement-based) technologies for people to control and interact with robots and computers, with an emphasis on education and rehabilitative products for school age and younger children with and without disabilities, as well as military applications.
AT KidSystems™, the manufacturer of products originating from the R&D initiatives of AnthroTronix, introduced its first product line, Cosmo’s Learning Systems™, featuring Mission Control™ and Cosmo’s Play and Learn™ software at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2005 Conference in Orlando, Florida. Cosmo’s Learning Systems™ is a suite of innovative learning tools for children of developmental ages 2-to-8 years. Products will be marketed to assistive technology practitioners, rehabilitation hospitals and clinics, therapists, special educators, parents of children with disabilities and the general public.
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