Pre-Con All-Day Symposium
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Monday June 27, 2022
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

(Roger Grace - Session Organizer and Chairman)

Session Title: Wearables, IoT, and other High-Volume Application Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and E-Textile/Smart Fabric Sensors and Sensor-Based Systems.

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The availability of sensors that can conveniently conform in shape to their imposed working environment has existed for quite some time with the earliest being for aerospace applications. Most recently, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed, and organic large-area electronics and sensors are driven by applications including physiological/activity monitoring in wearables for e-Health, sports/recreational, and military personnel and the Internet of Things (IoT).

These new electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics (e-textiles/smart fabrics), which offer advantages including low unit cost, mechanical robustness, shape conformity, light-weight, and low profile. The creation of these “non-classical” platforms is enabled by the high-throughput manufacturing processes of devices including for those over large areas using various technologies including Roll-to-Roll printing.

The extensive list of speakers, who represent the international “who’s who” in this topical area, will present several of the more interesting printed/flexible/stretchable(P/F/S) and e-textile /smart fabric (ET/SF) sensor technologies, their current and future applications and products that they enable. In addition to these sensors, we will address several other electronic functionalities and the challenges of their packaging and integration with other functional elements of basic wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented.

Why This Should Matter to You
Attendees will leave the session with an excellent understanding of where the technologies have come from, where they are, where they are going, and what is necessary to help create more commercially viable P/F/S and ET/SF businesses as well as where attendees can effectively participate in exploiting current and future major application opportunities for P/F/S and ET/SF sensors. This Sensors Converge 2022 Pre-Conference Symposium is expected to have the most highly concentrated and expansive effort to date to exclusively address the topic of P/F/S and ET/SF sensors.

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Technical Session Presentation
(Photo...Roger Grace, shown with "NoName" and Prof. Joe Wang)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
10:10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

Presentation Title: Understanding the opportunities and challenges for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and E-Textile/Smart Fabric Sensors in MedTech/Wearables applications.

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The presentation will provide an overview of printed, flexible, stretchable, and e-textile sensors and accompanying electronics and their current and future enabled applications in Medtech/Recreational and Military wearables, IoT, and other significant opportunity sectors. An extensive worldwide overview of the activities of current suppliers’ technologies, products, and their applications, as well as highlights from leading domestic and international research organizations for future applications, will be addressed.

Additional topics to be addressed include:
• Motivation and benefits to use these types of sensors versus alternative solutions
• Challenges of their integration and packaging with other functional elements in the various applications
• Manufacturing issues to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions from a materials, printing, and assembly a.k.a. “converter” perspective
• Barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success with emerging opportunities

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Come visit us at Booth #947

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29, 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Note: Get the Roger Grace Associates Friends and Family discount of $100; use discount code RGRACE100. If you want to attend the Exhibit Hall ONLY, select Expo Hall Pass as your Attendee Pass Option

We look forward to seeing you at Sensors Converge 2022 and welcome your visit to our booth. Please contact us at [email protected] to set up an appointment.