Session 16: Flexible Electronics Manufacturing
Integration of Emerging and Evolving Technologies to Create Novel Products
Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
Developments in the fields of Printed Electronics, Hybrid Electronics, IoT, Sensor Fusion, Artificial Intelligence, Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage are creating new paradigms for products in many markets. These markets include the Human-Machine Interface market, biometric monitoring for health and wellness, virtual reality/augmented reality, robotics and automotive. Novel applications within these markets always leverage several of the technology platforms listed above. The various technology platforms are thus intertwined during the process of product development. The challenge for companies is to establish core competencies and/or technology partnerships within all of the technologies that are required for specific products and implement them in a way that provides information that can be acted on by the users. In this talk, we will discuss applications that illustrate aspects of product development leveraging these emerging and evolving technologies from the perspective of an integrator and solution provider. We will focus on products where force and pressure sensing is a core element and show how the implementation of multiple technologies influences product design. Current gaps in available technologies will be identified and the path forward to meet market requirements will be examined.
Director of Strategic Partnerships