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Tuesday, September 21 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Symposium: Shape Shifters: How Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and Functional Fabrics are Transforming Sensors and Electronics Technologies

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The rise of sensors and electronics that conform to soft and complex surfaces has grown exponentially, accelerated by new applications for the Internet of Things, wearables, and medical devices. Fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or printed and woven into fabrics, these technologies offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, weight savings, and lower profiles—opening up opportunities to apply sensors and electronics in novel ways not achievable in the past. In this symposium we will explore the recent innovations in this area, exciting new product introductions, and real-world applications.

Speaker: Walt Maclay, President, Voler Systems
Title: Wearable Devices – Sensors and Wireless Communication
Description: What can be measured on the human body today? What new technology can transmit data directly to the cloud without a cell phone or a big battery? These and other questions about physiological sensors and IoT communication will be answered in this talk. Several methods and the challenges for eight physiological measurements will be explained. Underlying the discussion will be optimization of battery life and the growing issue of cybersecurity.

Speaker: Stan Farnsworth, Chief Marketing Officer, NovaCentrix, and Chair, Organic Electronic Association Board of Directors
Title: How Converging Technologies Are Supporting Sensor Solutions: Discussion and OE-A Roadmap for Printed Electronics
Description: The pandemic year has not meant the end of innovation.  Advances in the deployments of 5G and IoT are opening possibilities for sensor applications.  New electronics production technologies are poised to fundamentally reset how microelectronics are designed and produced, with implications for sensors and sensor solutions. Stan will share his perspective on these developments as the Chief Marketing Officer of NovaCentrix and as the elected chair for the OE-A. The OE-A is the largest international industry association in flexible, organic and printed electronics, and regularly publishes a roadmap to give guidance within and promote the industry. The presentation will also provide an overview of the current edition of the OE-A roadmap, with a focus on current and future sensor solutions enabled by printed electronics.

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Walt Maclay

President, Voler Systems
Mr. Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, is committed to delivering quality electronic products on time and on budget. He has lead Voler Systems to become one of the top electronic design firms in Silicon Valley. Voler Systems is especially well known for the design... Read More →


Stan Farnsworth

Chief Marketing Officer/Chair, NovaCentrix/Organic Electronic Association Board of Directors

Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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