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Wednesday, June 28 • 10:15am - 4:00pm
Medical Sensors Design Theater

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The Medical Sensors Design Theater is a focused area of education designed to drive sensors development andinnovation in medical and healthcare applications.

  • 10:15-10:45am Enhancing Reliability of Medical Sensors and Electronics Using Parylenes Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D.
Parylene vapor phase coatings offer unique characteristics for sensor applications that are not available byother polymeric materials. This session highlights the role that Parylenes have played and their potentialto enhance the reliability of various sensors and electronics used in medical applications. In addition, itdescribes a new development for protection of various sensors and associated electronics from solvent,gasoline, corrosive vapors, moisture and other harsh environmental effects.

  • 11:00-11:30am  Permanent Magnets 101: What's Really Important? Eric Mueller
Permanent magnets are essential components found in numerous sensor types and applications. In thissession, the main types of current permanent magnet materials and processing steps will be reviewedtogether with the latest developments in materials and novel manufacturing technologies. An update of thepatent situation regarding NdFeB magnets will be presented. In addition, the major applications and marketdrivers for permanent magnets will be discussed.

  • 11:45am-12:15pm Quasi Piezoelectric Ballistocardiography Sensors and IoT Platform Sky Christopherson
Sky Christopherson, Olympic athlete and world record holder in cycling, introduces Emfit’s ferro-electretsensor and IoT platform. The system collects remotely, using Wi-Fi or 3G networks, in real-time sleepingperson’s heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, and movement activity. The sensor is non-contactand installs under mattresses. The system also provides sleep staging and comprehensive stress andrecovery analysis and it is used widely by professional athletes and health care professionals. Emfit is lookingfor new applications for their system in the future, such as car seats.

  • 12:30-1:00pm Secure Authenticators Answer the Call to Protect Medical Device Endpoints Scott Jones
Medical device endpoints such as probes, sensors, and surgical tools typically have multiple application use requirements that drive the need for targeted and cost effective secure functionality. With 30 years of experience, Maxim has delivered approximately 800 million Secure Authenticators to the medical device market to address use management, quality assurance, and counterfeit prevention. This presentation will cover the cryptographic functionality of Secure Authenticators, use case examples, and a reference demo. 

  • 1:15-1:45pm How New Features in Digital Temperature Sensors are Revolutionizing the Safety and Reliabilityof Electronic Products Bryce Morgan
Almost daily, the news discusses some electronic product overheating, causing potentially catastrophicproblems. While an overly hot product can, of course, cause problems, the correct thermal management ofthe inevitable heat should be a part of sensible and prudent product design. This session explains internaluser-programmable registers contained in Digital Output (I2C protocol) temperature sensors, as well as thetwo main issues when using these registers and possible design solutions.

  • 2:00-2:45pm Medical Sensors Startup Panel Moderator: Bunny Ellerin Panelists: Steve Goldberg, Jonathan Gunn, Vahram Mouradian
Join a panel of some of the most exciting startups in the sensors industry. Learn how they've gone through different stages of the startup process, from research and development to funding to potential commercialization. With personal experiences spanning across these different stages, the Panel aims to provide great insight into how the sensors industry is transforming with new startups being born every day. 

  • 2:45-3:15pm Medical Sensors Startup Pitchfire Moderator: Bunny Ellerin Participants: Yogendra Bobra, Laura McIntosh, PhD, Anders Pers, Vlad Savchenko, Howard Tseng, Fereydoun Taslimi
Following the panel, a group of selected startups will have a few minutes to pitch their technology or idea to the audience and panel of judges. 

  • 3:30-4:30pm Tackling the Need for Better Temperature Sensors in Medical Devices Herbert E. Dwyer
Medical devices continue to become more complex, require many functions to be performed in ever smaller packages and the law of physics is now at work. The drive to less invasive, lower cost and re-use or non-reuse devices that have to be sterilized in steam or chemicals is making it much harder to use the standard selection of plastics, electronics or even achieve the intended objectives of the device itself. Recent experiences in packaging three thermocouples into a 0.040” needle of 10” in length that is not grounded and intrinsically safe for use in an operating theater or even in an out patient setting demonstrated that challenge. This session will discuss some of the challenges and results: design approach, packaging issues, finding the right materials and driving the cost down as we move towards clinical trials. Secondarily, we need to think of volumes and how to ramp such small devices to larger volumes within a budget. 

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Bunny Ellerin

Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, Columbia Business School
Bunny is the Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at Columbia Business School, where she handles a variety of strategic, curricular, and industry outreach initiatives, working closely with students, faculty and staff members, and alumni. She is also the... Read More →

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Yogendra Bobra

Co-Founder, Omnyk Inc.
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Sky Christopherson

Olympic Athlete & World Record Holder, EMFIT
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Herbert Dwyer

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Steve Goldberg

Operating Partner, Venrock
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Jonathan Gunn

Co-Founder, Briteseed, LLC
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Scott Jones

Executive Director of Embedded Security, Maxim Integrated
Scott Jones is Executive Director of Embedded Security at Maxim Integrated, where he leads a team responsible for secure authentication products. With more than 15 years at Maxim Integrated, Scott is responsible for product line management and end-customer business development... Read More →
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Rakesh Kumar

Vice President of Technology, Specialty Coating Systems
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Laura McIntosh

CEO & Co-Founder, EmPowerYu

Bryce Morgan

Product Marketing Manager, Mixed-Signal Linear Design, Microchip
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Vahram Mouradian

Founder & CEO, Sensogram Technologies, Inc., Wearable Biosensors
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Eric Mueller

New Business Development Manager, Magnet Applications
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Anders Pers

Chief Marketing Officer, Sculpt
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Vlad Savchenko

CEO, SoundOfMotion
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Fereydoun Taslimi

Founder, Sensorscall
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Kuo-Hao "Howard" Tseng

Integration Engineer, VenoSense

Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:15am - 4:00pm PDT
McEnery Convention Center