Electronic Textiles & Skin Patches: Hardware & Software

OCT 2021

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Topics Covered

Textile Computing | Smart Fabrics | Embroidering Electronics | Soft Circuits | Stretchable Electronics | Functional Fabrics | Conductive Inks | PCB on Textile. Medical-Grade Vital Signs Monitoring | Fitness and Health In E-Textiles | Beyond Medical/Fitness Applications | Mass Production of E-Textiles | Textile-Based Object Recognition AI | Internet of Connected Fabrices | Muscle Simulation | Liquid Metal | Stretchable Electronics

Alan Burk

ALMAX

Alan Burk

President

ALMAX
Smart Keypads making Integration Easier, Customizable & Versatile

Fernando Zicarelli

ASADA MESH CO., LTD

Fernando Zicarelli

Business Manager

ASADA MESH CO., LTD
Understanding Surface Treatments for PET Substrates.

This initial study compared Print Resolution, Adhesion and Electrical Resistance of different PET substrate manufacturers. We looked at how each company applies their surface treatment and how it impacts the aforementioned variables.

Eike Kottkamp

Accensors

Eike Kottkamp

CEO

Accensors
Smart Health Patch 2.0 -
Enabling the next generation of multifunctional medical skin patches with printed electronics (joint talk)

Smart Healthcare demands smart medical devices.
Wearable skin patches allow for comprehensive patient monitoring at medical grade accuracy, improving patient care to become more individualized and connected. Printed Electronics technology is a key enabler to smart health patches - allowing the creation of thin, flexible and lightweight sensing components and full solutions that increase the comfort of wear while allowing long-term vital sight monitoring.
Throughout this presentation Henkel Printed Electronics and Accensors will showcase latest printed electronic materials and sensing technologies to shape the next generation of smart health patches.

Ahmad Qasem

Atcor

Ahmad Qasem

Chief Science & Research Officer

Atcor
Medical Reliable Cardiovascular Health Monitoring Using New Wearable Technology

Current wearable sensor technologies provide limited and less reliable health parameters based mainly on heart rate measurement. Any reliable cardiovascular health assessment requires blood pressure measurements. Many attempts had been made to provide blood pressure measurements using commercially available wearable sensors like in smart watches. However, all attempts failed in measuring blood pressure as required by medical standards. On the other hand, FDA cleared Cardiex\AtCor medical technology became the ‘gold standard’ in measuring non-invasively heart and arterial pressure parameters reflecting cardiac and arterial health.
The challenge is to adapt such medical technology into the wearable sensor devices. This involves examining different and new sensors. It also involve new methods of sensor signals based on cardiovascular physiology to extract clinically significant central arterial pressure parameters. This presentation will review current health wearable technologies, challenges in providing reliable cardiovascular health assessment, and Cardiex current development of medical wearable devices to provide clinical heart and arterial health assessments.

Simon Johnson

CPI

Simon Johnson

Chief Technologist

CPI
Flexible & 3D Electronics for Connected Medical Devices.

Russell Anderson

DuPont Microcircuit Materials

Russell Anderson

Technical Specialist

DuPont Microcircuit Materials
Facilitating Wellness throughout the Human Life Cycle through Next Generation Wearables and Sensors

Ensuring health and wellness is crucial for quality of life and longevity. Join us in a discussion how wearable technology and sensors are being created to monitor and report health throughout the human life cycle. Facilitating the human story of health and wellness from womb to late adulthood.

Mark Duarte

Eastprint

Mark Duarte

Director of Medical Sales

Eastprint
Mass Producing Wearable Biosensors: Success Stories and Case Studies

Alexis Mathieu

FeetMe

Alexis Mathieu

Co-Founder & CEO

FeetMe
Smart Insoles for Clinical Research : a Problem-Solving Approach to Deliver Value with Continuous Mobility Assessment

Bringing a drug to market is long and difficult. Studies estimate that the clinical trial process lasts 9 years and costs $1.3B on average. Clinical trials are conducted in multiple phases, with cost and complexity increasing from Phase I to Phase III. Despite the time and capital invested in trials, only 1 in 10 drugs that enter Phase I of a clinical trial will be approved by the FDA.
There is Large medical need to evaluate to treat the physical deterioration of physical status. A growing number of patients with mobility impairments lacks accurate tools to diagnose, monitor expensive evolutive diseases and intervene efficiently.

Gait is the simplest and most actionable biomarker to monitor multiple diseases but vastly underutilized as a biomarker or outcome measure because gait analysis is often not high quality when assessed in the clinic.Clinical gait tests, today, are used to identify mobility disorders, measure the efficacy of a therapeutic treatment. This is done in a controlled setting at sites. However, the technologies or design used present strong limitations. Episodic assessments, sometimes observational, don't generate sufficient sensitive data to demonstrate subtle changes.

The FeetMe solution allows the collection of validated gait data at site with the Insoles, and in the same accurate way in the patients daily life allowing continuous recording of gait data.

Pekka Iso-Ketola

Forciot Oy

Pekka Iso-Ketola

Engineering Director, Stretchable Electronics, Co-Founder

Forciot Oy
Hands on Detection (HOD) functionality for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) enabled by stretchable electronics

The automotive industry is changing extremely fast, and there are opportunities that the stretchable electronics brings to address the challenges that the automotive industry is facing today and in the future.

In this presentation, Forciot and Gentherm, will elaborate on how they see stretchable electronics revolutionizing the automotive interior business and solutions by explaining the benefits from the steering wheel Hands on Detection (HOD) solution perspective.

Forciot’s advanced sensor technology can be integrated into vehicle interiors. With Gentherm, Forciot is cooperating on a solution relating to steering wheel HOD functionality for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Azar Alizadeh

GE Healthcare

Azar Alizadeh

Principal Scientist

GE Healthcare
Disposable, Adjustable Clinical Grade Vital Sign Monitoring Systems

Anupam Mukherjee

General Silicones

Anupam Mukherjee

Technical Director

General Silicones
A Sustainable Industrial Solution for High Volume Production of Wearable, e- skin and Smart Surface HMI Automotive Applications.

Transition from linear to circular economy is now prevailing in almost every sector including Flexible Hybrid Electronics. Governments and stakeholders are in a continuous endeavour to explore sustainable solutions to support circular economy. Keeping this as utmost importance, General Silicones with its decades of experience, developed a sustainable silicone based novel material as well as circular platform that not only possess excellent chemical and mechanical properties but also removing the drawback of low surface energy of silicone, it can act as innovative sustainable platform to design printed and flexible electronics with unmet possibilities.
Along with high durability, sustainability, bio-compatibility, this wonder material has a range of tuneable properties like color (transparent, translucent, or any), the hardness (25-80 shore A), thickness (customized), tensile strength (30-100 Kgf/cm2), tear strength (10-30 Kgf/cm), and elongation (200-800 %). It can have soft touch and feel, provide different friction levels, and embossments can mimic surface patterns of other materials. Overcoming silicone adhesion, bonding and printing issues, Compo-SiL® offers a sustainable roll to roll industrial solution of printable, flexible, stretchable silicone films for high volume production of wearable, e-skin electronics & HMI automotive applications allowing more functionality and unprecedented freedom in design.

Dusko Petrovski

Gentherm

Dusko Petrovski

Director Electronics Product Development