About the Conference

Many thanks to everyone who attended Wearable Sensors 2015. We look forward to seeing you at our other upcoming events. For more information on MEMS and sensors, please visit MEMS Journal’s website at www.memsjournal.com.

If you were not able to attend, please click here to purchase the presentation slides from this conference. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Jessica Ingram at jessica@memsjournal.com.

This unique event has an exclusive focus on sensors and electronics for wearable applications. Following the PC and smartphone waves of development, wearables are the "next big thing". And what makes various wearable designs unique is the ability to pack advanced sensors and electronics into very small form factors. Sensors are truly the enabling technology for these applications -- wearables simply cannot exist without sensors.

So what are the next-generation wearable sensing technologies? And what are the applications that are driving the need for new types of sensors? These are the key questions that will drive the discussion at this second annual conference, Wearable Sensors and Electronics 2015, which will feature talks from the leading wearable sensors and electronics technology experts. The future is bright for wearables -- attend this event to identify emerging technology and application trends, exchange ideas, form new companies, and network with your industry peers!

Conference Topics

  • Worldwide wearable device trends: market drivers, demographic factors, emerging markets and applications, disruptive technologies, government policy effects.
  • Business aspects: competitive forces and dynamics, pricing trends, mergers and acquisitions, analyst forecasts and projections, manufacturing developments, technology transfer, regulatory compliance, ecosystems and hubs, company formation.
  • Technology trends and developments: wearable device architecture, sensor hubs, ultra-low power systems and components, energy harvesting, micro batteries and energy storage, supercapacitors, sensor fusion, software algorithms, context awareness, virtual sensors, connectivity with smartphones.
  • Emerging applications: digital health, body area networks, medical diagnostics and screening, genomics, safety and security, environmental, virtual reality, indoor navigation, quantified self, usage paid insurance.
  • Emerging manufacturing techniques and materials: flexible and printed electronics, smart glass, streamlined assembly techniques.
  • Emerging types of sensors: touch, pressure, thermal, radiation, humidity, chemical, high- performance image and IR, air and pollution, magnetic, water, radar, high performance inertial, high performance microphones, microphone arrays.
  • Emerging types of actuators: high performance micro speakers, optical zoom, micro shutters, energy harvesters.
Who Should Attend
  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • VPs of engineering
  • VPs of marketing
  • VPs of business development
  • MEMS foundry managers
  • Product managers and engineers
  • Marketing, sales and business development managers
  • MEMS and sensors production managers and engineers
  • MEMS and sensors design managers and engineers
  • Business development professionals
  • Industry analysts
  • Investment bankers
  • MEMS and sensors consultants
  • Media representatives

Conference Location

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-988-8411 (phone)

Hotel Information

The conference and reception will be held at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Biltmore for a negotiated rate of $199.00 per night. The room block cut-off date is October 25, 2015.

To reserve a room online, please go to http://bit.ly/WSE2015Hotel. You can also call in your reservation directly to 800-255-9925; please ask for the discounted room rate for the Wearable Sensors conference.

The Biltmore is approximately 4 miles from the Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC). The hotel has shuttle service available; please call the Biltmore at 408-988-8411 to schedule shuttle service.

Testimonials

(from the participants and attendees of the 2014 and 2015 events)

"I really enjoyed participating in the conference in the last couple of days. The subjects addressed during the presentations are right on the spot in terms of the challenges and opportunities in the wearable segment. I also enjoyed the opportunity to talk to other players trying to address the same challenges."
Ruben Balbuena, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, ROHM Semiconductor

"Cambridge CMOS Sensors was delighted to present at the Wearable Sensors conference in Santa Clara. The event was a huge success, well attended by key OEMs. It was a perfect setting to learn through in-depth presentations and networking the tremendous development that is taking place in the wearable markets."
Jess Brown, PhD, Sales and Marketing Director, Cambridge CMOS Sensors

"The Wearable Sensors and Electronics 2014 conference was an excellent event - well attended by luminaries from both the sensor space and wearables application area. The speakers and speaker topics were very engaging and thought provoking, and there was plenty of valuable networking opportunities at breakfast, lunch, and the cocktail reception - extremely important connections were made for our startup company."
Ian Campbell, CEO and Founder, NextInput

“Thanks to MEMS Journal for hosting an excellent conference this week! We really enjoyed all the presentations and the networking.”
Geoff Charubin, Executive Advisor and Business Consultant, mCube

"I am very happy I got a chance to attend Wearable Sensors and Electronics 2015. The conference was very valuable with excellent presentations and opportunities to network with experts and researchers. I certainly hope to attend again next year.“
Nikki Hallgrimsdottir, Silicon Valley Sales Manager, CST of America

"The conference was great. We made some valuable contacts that we are pursuing as a result of the different discussions.”
Karthik Karathur, Sr. Manager, Knowles

"The conference was a very well organized event. A well balanced mixture of different sensor, technology and also material related, high-quality talks. I made several new contacts with high potential for collaboration – excellent networking event! Many thanks to the MEMS Journal team!"
Malte von Krshiwoblozki, R&D Project Manager, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration

“Wireless Sensors and Electronics 2014 far exceeded my expectations. The collection of talks/topics were well thought out and the contents has a lot of information and insight. The networking opportunity was excellent. Congratulations to the organizers and speakers."
Mehran Mehregany, PhD, Director and Professor, Case Western Reserve University

“Wearable Sensors 2015 provides a timely forum for industrial executives and academic researchers to exchange emerging ideas, future opportunities and solutions to the challenges.”
Tingrui Pan, PhD, Associate Professor, UC Davis

"The conference was very well organized and the topics presented were very carefully chosen and they had covered a wide range of issues pertinent to wearable sensors and electronics. I could certainly take a great deal of information on broad range of topics from technical design issues to security and legal problems from very knowledgeable speakers. In all, this was among the most informative conferences I have ever attended."
Farhad Razavi, Sr. Staff Engineer, MFLEX

“The conference has been very enjoyable and I am glad I participated. Great organization and great attendees.”
Michele Reitz, Principal Research Analyst – Semiconductors, Gartner

"Excellent mix of technology and application talks coupled with networking opportunities. Nice to see a meeting where such a high proportion of the attendees were present for the entire conference."
Jason Rouse, PhD, Technical Marketing Manager, Wacker Chemical

“Wearable Sensors and Electronics 2015 exceeded my expectations. As a presenter, I was pleased with the caliber of the attendees as well as the other speakers. The program was well planned with informative content. One of the best aspects was the networking opportunity. I look forward to the next event.”
Paul Wagner, Chairman/CEO, Minnesota Wire

“It was a great conference that MEMS Journal put together, and they have done a fantastic job selecting the most fascinating and demanding topics in wearable electronics.”
Pulin Wang, PhD, Managing Director, Stretch Med

Contact Information

Dr. Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
MEMS Journal, Inc.
734-277-3599 (phone)
mike@memsjournal.com

Jessica Ingram
Project Manager
MEMS Journal, Inc.
360-929-0114 (phone)
jessica@memsjournal.com