Mike Clausen will talk on “Large-Area electronics- Scaling up to volume manufacture” reviewing the progress made at CPI in the design, prototyping and production of a 10000-part pilot production run for a fully integrated smart label using NFC technology, Mike is the Head of Technology within the CPI Printable Electronics platform. He is responsible for providing technical leadership, developing technologies so that they can be translated to innovative products capable of commercialization in the future. Mike has 25 years’ experience within the electronics field working within research and development, mass production and customer service environments.
Dr Barbara Stadlober’s presentation is entitled Ferroelectric Polymer Sensors for Flexible Electronics. Dr Stadlober is Principal Investigator at the Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics of Joanneum Research located in Graz/Weiz, Austria. Ferroelectric polymers from the PVDF-family have proven to be multifunctional materials with a broad deployment in printed and flexible electronics. They can be used in large and flexible form factors for detecting mechanical excitations such as pressure variations, force touch and impact, for sensing human-body radiation and proximity, as vibration sensors for structure-borne sound detection and acoustics, as fast and precise strain sensors, as stretchable vital parameter sensors for movement, ECG and respiratory rate monitoring, as well as piezoelectric energy harvesting elements, just to name a few.
Dr Yoeri van de Burgt from TU Eindhoven will speak about Organic Electronic Materials for Neuromorphic Computing and Adaptive Biointerfaces, describing state-of-the-art organic neuromorphic devices and providing an overview of the current challenges in the field and attempts to address them. He will describe a novel concept based on an organic electrochemical transistor and show how crucial challenges in the field such as stability, variability and linearity can be overcome. Yoeri leads the leads the Neuromorphic Engineering group at TU Eindhoven.
Dr Alison Burdett is Chief Scientific Officer at Sensium Healthcare, responsible for engineering and scientific programmes for the company’s digital health products.. She will present Early detection of postoperative patient deterioration through wearable wireless monitoring. SensiumVitals is an end to end system including a lightweight ultra-low power, wireless digital patch with a battery life of five days designed to monitor patients’ vital signs at two-minute intervals to enable early detection of clinical deterioration. This talk will outline the user requirements that influenced the design of the current Sensium patch and highlight further areas for improvement that could be resolved by innovations in large area electronics.
Dr Firat Güder from Imperial College London will present Near "zero-cost" paper-based electrical gas sensors for measuring food quality telling the story of paper-based electrical gas sensors (PEGS), their application in monitoring food spoilage and its future as a commercial solution to reduce food waste. Dr Güder is a senior lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. His group focuses on the development of new materials, fabrication of low-cost sensors/actuators with the eventual aim of transforming the devices developed into fully functional portable systems for use in healthcare, agricultural and food sciences.
Dr Pritesh Hiralal is a co-founder and CEO of Zinergy and for the last 3 years has been focusing on taking the business from the lab to the market. In his presentation, The combination of Thin Energy and Flexible IoT – Adapting Printed Batteries for Long Range communications, he will talk about the adaptations required to allow long range communication and high pulse currents and show possibilities and results. This capability has allowed the production of smart labels which can amongst other things track locations of goods or measure other parameters and communicate of ranges of a few km. Results of field trials will be shown as well as a projection of possibilities expected in the coming years.