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Wednesday, June 26

10:00am PDT

SA1: Miniature Infrared Temperature Sensor
Contactless forehead and in-ear thermometry is the most promising way of realizing body temperature in a mobile application. Small size, small field of view, and stable operation in harsh thermal environments are three necessary boundary conditions. Today, they cannot be fulfilled simultaneously by state-of-the-art infrared sensors. This session explains how these challenges were overcome in a novel sensor concept and includes a demo of a novel medical-grade sensor.

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Joris Roels

Marketing Manager, Melexis
Dr. Joris Roels received both his master and PhD degree in electrical engineering from Ghent University and became an expert in the field of optical MEMS through his PhD research for which he received both the Barco High Tech Award for Scientific Research and the IEEE graduate student... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Executive Ballroom C

11:00am PDT

SA2: Wireless Communication & Localization in Resource-Constrained Multi-Agent Robotic Systems
Microrobotic systems could have a wide range of applications such as search and rescue, agricultural management, and subterranean exploration. Emerging microrobotic systems, such as insect-sized hexapods and postage-stamp-sized ionocrafts will have strict computational limitations imposed by size, power, and weight constraints. These limitations include significantly reduced wireless communication range and limited image processing power. As a result of these limitations, conventional communication and localization methods aren’t well-suited for multi-agent microrobotic systems. Low power wireless sensor networks are a potentially suitable framework for communication due to their very low power consumption, low computational overhead, and support for multi-hop relayed communication. With its modest computational requirements, lighthouse localization could be a viable method of localization for resource-constrained systems. This session discusses the challenges facing localization and communication in microrobotic systems, and distributed localization in robotic wireless sensor networks using lighthouse technology.

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Brian Kilberg

Researcher, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)
Brian currently is a PhD researcher in Kris Pister research lab at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), UC Berkeley. His current interests include micro-robotics, integrated circuit design, wireless sensors and WSN

Wednesday June 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Executive Ballroom C

1:30pm PDT

SA3: Embedded Perception: New Frontiers for LiDAR Technology
LiDAR has gained recognition for its role in the development of self-driving vehicles, but LiDAR sensors have the potential to give autonomous machines of all types the power of sight. Perception software directly embedded into a LiDAR sensor, unlocks LiDAR’s potential for new use cases, including entrance control, autonomous security systems, and industrial automation. In this session, Louay Eldada speaks to design considerations for building LiDAR sensors with embedded software, and its applications across a range of industries.

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Louay Eldada

CEO & Co-Founder, Quanergy Systems Inc.
Louay Eldada is CEO and Co-Founder of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Dr. Eldada is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quanergy is his fourth start-up. Dr. Eldada is a technical business leader with a proven track record at both small... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C

2:30pm PDT

SA4: Commercialization Challenges & Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable & Functional Fabric Sensors in IoT, Wearables & Other High-Volume Applications
This session provides an overview of printed, flexible, stretchable, functional fabric sensors and accompanying electronics and the applications currently enabled as well as future application opportunities. Examples from current suppliers as well as highlights from leading international research organizations are addressed. Additionally, topics addressed include motivation and benefits to use these sensors versus alternative solutions, challenges of their integration with other functional element of basic Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications, and more.

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Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C

3:30pm PDT

SA5: Using TMR Magnetic Sensor Technology to Enable Measurement & Detection in Next-Gen Industrial Applications with Magnetic Proximity, Rotation & Level Sensing Functions
Whether monitoring linear or rotary motion, fluid flow, liquid level, proximity, anti-tampering, or enabling “wake-up” applications, next generation measurement and detection device requirements dictate sensors to be smaller, more sensitive, and to consume the lowest possible power. This session compares the most popular existing magnetic sensor technologies - showing their strengths and differences. Learn about common and unique examples of next-generation applications using TMR (Tunneling Magnetoresistance) sensing technology to address constraining requirements in proximity, liquid level and rotation sensing applications.

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Tanios BouRamia

Product Line Manager, Sensors & Switches, Coto Technology
Tanios BouRamia, Product Line Manager for Sensors & Switches, has been with Coto Technology for 7+ years. Tanios earned his M.B.A. in Strategic Design at Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce; he also holds B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C
Thursday, June 27

10:00am PDT

SA6: How Contextual Awareness & Smart Sensing Devices can Now Interact More Naturally with Humans
This session shows how contextual awareness with smart sensing technology is replicating the human senses. Focusing on use-case solutions, complete with algorithms, machine learning and software, consumer devices can now interact more naturally and intuitively with humans. Exploring the sensing capabilities of machines as they are getting ever closer to the five human senses. Machines can now shift from reactive to active mode, enabling a new wave of applications to enter into large-volume consumer markets.

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David Jones

Head of Marketing & Business Development, Intuitive Sensing, Infineon Technology
Mr Jones currently works for Infineon Technologies as their Head of Marketing & Business Development for Intuitive Sensing Solutions. Before coming to Infineon David was at Caruma Technologies Inc., an AI based connected vehicle platform start-up, heading up their customer engineering... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Executive Ballroom C

11:00am PDT

SA7: Horticulture & Sensing: A Natural Fit
The additive spectra approach enabled by LEDs enables an unprecedented opportunity to explore interaction between light and plants. From this exploration will come “recipes” for the varying growth stages of specific types of plants. How best to manage the delivery of these recipes? Sensing! This session explores the synergy between sensors and horticultural as they observe the ambient environment, manage precision delivery of spectral recipes, and deliver real-time feedback of the plants’ reactions.

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Tom Griffiths

Sr. Marketing Manager, ams AG
Tom Griffiths is Senior Marketing Manager for Sensor Driven Lighting and Spectral Sensing at ams AG. He has spent the last 18 years as a strategic consultant, communicator and evangelist immersed in LEDs, LED lighting, and the associated markets, including his roles as the founder... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Executive Ballroom C

1:30pm PDT

SA8: Smart Feedback Systems in Modern Robotics
Position of the feedback systems component supplier to a majority of robotic and automation systems builders all over the world gives a broad overlook of current market status. This session explores past events in the robotic market and gets insight into the future developments. Feedback sensors are a vital part of any (semi)autonomous system. Attendees leave knowing what are the key parameters that dictate the final system accuracy and how to reach required performance. Case studies expose typical problems and solutions that end customers are facing, so attendees learn from other's mistakes.

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Art Holzknecht

District Manager for the Encoder Business Unit, Renishaw Inc.
Art Holzknecht is the District Manager for the Encoder Business Unit of Renishaw, where he assists customers in a diverse range of industries in the specification and application of encoder technology to position measurement. He’s helped companies solve challenging motion control... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C

2:30pm PDT

SA9: From Sensor to Cloud: Practical Considerations for Signal Conditioning Over Data Acquisition to Cloud Solutions
This session goes through all the important steps of a measuring chain from sensor to cloud, discuss potential pitfalls and show some practical examples. Essential for every measurement is understanding the basics of the whole measuring chain. Crucial for any measurement is the correct sensor, a proper signal conditioning and selecting an appropriate data acquisition hardware providing a high resolution and suitable sample rates. Then a smart cloud application can provide added value.

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Martin Stierli

Product Manager DAQ Solutions, Kistler Instrument Corp
Martin has a degree as Electrical Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil SG, Switzerland - R&D Development Engineer & Project Manager for electronic halogen lamp drivers and LED converters at Tridonic, Zumtobel Group - Global Product Manager for el. HID lamp... Read More →
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William Zwolinski

Head Test & Measurement, Americas, Kistler Instrument Corp
Bill earned an M.Sc.EE from The University of Connecticut with specialization in Signal Processing and Controls. Bill currently Heads up Test and Measurement at Kistler for the America’s. Previous to Kistler, Bill was Chief Engineer at Textron Defense Systems, responsible for the... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom C