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Medical Wearables 2020
5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
December 8-10, 2020

Tuesday, December 8

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
09:30 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Icebreaker Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Wearable Medical Devices: Market Overview, Recent Developments, and Emerging Trends
James Hayward
Principal Technology Analyst
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Networking Break
10:45 AM – 11:10 AM
Wearables and Machine Learning: Finally Making an Impact on Healthcare
Ryan Kraudel
Vice President Marketing
11:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Human Centric Wearables for Personalized Care
Thiru Kanagasabapathi
Sr. Project Manager
Holst Center -- Bronze Sponsor
11:40 AM – 11:50 AM
Networking Break
11:50 AM – 12:15 PM
Designing Sensors for Consumer Wearables: Reliability, Power, and Performance Considerations
Pieris Berreitter
Director of Hardware Engineering
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
System Integration for Medical Wearables: From MEMS to Mobile Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Michael Scholles, PhD
Head of Project Hub MEOS
Fraunhofer IPMS -- R&D Partner
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM
Micro-Fabrication Solutions for Smart Wearable Devices
Stephane Martel
Director of the Project Management Office
Teledyne Micralyne -- Gold Sponsor
12:40 PM – 12:50 PM
Networking Lunch
12:50 PM – 01:30 PM
Wearable Devices for Remote Patient Data Collection in Pharmaceutical R&D Applications
Gerard Nahum, MD, Vice President of Research and Development
Michael Kremliovsky, PhD, Sr. Director of Medical Devices and eHealth
Bayer Pharmaceuticals
01:30 PM – 02:15 PM
Smart Contact Lenses: How Augmented Reality Can Offer a Brighter Future for the Visually Impaired
Mike Wiemer
CTO and Vice President Engineering
Mojo Vision
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM
Networking Break
02:30 PM – 02:55 PM
Managing Chronic Diseases and Extreme Work Environments with Wearable Devices
Jonas Weiss, PhD
Senior Researcher
IBM Research
02:55 PM – 03:10 PM
Towards Disposable Wireless Patient Monitoring Sensors
Juha Virtanen, PhD
Principal Engineer, Wearable Sensors
GE Healthcare
03:10 PM – 03:25 PM
Networking Break
03:25 PM – 03:50 PM
Soft Skin-Interfaced Systems with Biochemical Sensing Capabilities
Roozbeh Ghaffari, PhD
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
03:50 PM – 04:20 PM
Wearable Technologies for Enabling Patient Engagement and Clinical Research
Paul Burton, MD
Chief Global Medical Affairs Officer
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
04:20 PM – 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:35 PM – 05:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
COVID Silver Lining: Accelerating From Virtual Doctor Visits to Wearables for Health Monitoring
John Mattison, MD
CMIO and Assistant Medical Director Emeritus
Kaiser Permanente
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Building Products Based on Science: A Cardiologist’s Perspective
Kapil Parakh, MD, PhD
Medical Lead, Google Fit
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM – 10:55 PM
Wearable Technologies for the Management of Degenerative Neurological Conditions
John Ralston, PhD
Founder and CEO
10:55 PM – 11:10 PM
Smartwatch-Brain Interface Architectures for Neurocognitive Stress
Rose Faghih, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Houston
11:10 PM – 11:25 PM
From Idea to Market: Mobile Gas Sensing
Fritz Herrmann
Technical Sales Manager
Fraunhofer IPMS – R&D Partner
11:25 AM – 11:35 AM
Networking Break
11:35 AM – 12:00 PM
How Medical Wearables Will Deliver Value in Healthcare Digital Ecosystems
Alex Dukic
Vice President R&D, Digital Ventures
Boston Scientific
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Practical MEMS Production and Micro Assembly Expertise for Wearables
Paul Bekkers
Business Development Manager
Philips Innovation Services - Silver Sponsor
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM
Networking Lunch
12:40 PM – 01:30 PM
Wearables and Digital Health in Preventive Cardiology
Seth Martin, MD
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University
01:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Wearables for Vascular Health: Beyond Traditional Blood Pressure
Ahmad Qasem, PhD
Senior Director of Research
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM
Networking Break
02:00 PM – 02:25 PM
Micro-Precision 3D Printing for Medical Wearables Applications
Jason Bassi
Director of Sales
02:25 PM – 02:30 PM
Liquid Crystal Polymers for Miniaturization of Wearable Device
Phil Wilson
Program Director for Medical Devices
02:30 PM – 02:35 PM
Automated Cloud-Based Design Generation of ASICs for Wearable Sensors
Jeff DiCorpo
SVP Business Development
02:35 PM – 02:40 PM
A Wearable-Agnostic IoT Platform: From Sensors to Health Solutions
Franco du Preez, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
02:40 PM – 02:45 PM
Accurate and Reliable Skin Thermometry for Wearables
Joris Roels
Marketing Manager Temperature Sensors
02:45 PM – 02:50 PM
Thin Glass Handling Solutions for Medical Device Fabrication
Aric Shorey
Vice President of New Business Development
Mosaic Microsystems
02:50 PM – 02:55 PM
Force-Sensing Solutions for Wearable Devices
Steve Pratt
Sr. Director, Business Development
02:55 PM – 03:00 PM
Breaking Through the MEMS Barrier
Carlos Stahr
Business Development
Silex Microsystems
03:00 PM – 03:05 PM
Networking Break
03:05 PM – 03:30 PM
Medical Wearables: Emerging Technologies, Applications, and Venture Capital Perspective
Anil Achyuta
Investment Director
TDK Ventures
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM
Bridging the Medical and Consumer Wearables Chasm: Commercial, Technology, and Investment Perspectives
Sean Cheng, PhD
Investment Manager
Philips Ventures
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday, December 10

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
MoneyBall Medicine, Medical Wearables, and the Data-Driven Healthcare Market
Harry Glorikian
General Partner
Scientia Funds
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Wearable Technologies for Patients, Care Teams, and Employers in the COVID-19 Environment
Anders Strömberg
Director, Head of Wearable Platform Division
Sony Network Communications Europe
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
CMOS MEMS Process Technologies for Wearable Devices
Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti
Sr. Vice President of Technology Development
SilTerra - Gold Sponsor
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM
Networking Break
10:55 AM – 11:20 AM
Iontronic Devices for Medical Wearables Applications
Shiming Zhang, PhD
Project Leader and Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Hong Kong
11:20 AM – 11:35 AM
Assessing the Risk of Falls in Older Adults with Inertial Sensors and Machine Learning
Barry Greene
Kinesis Health Technologies
11:35 AM – 11:50 AM
Networking Break
11:50 AM – 12:15 PM
Medical Wearables and Remote Patient Monitoring
Omid Toloui
Vice President of Innovation
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Self-Powered Wearable Sensors for Health Monitoring
Veena Misra, PhD
Professor and Director of ERC ASSIST
North Carolina State University
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
Wearable Technologies for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sagar Savla
Product Manager
12:45 PM – 01:00 PM
Networking Lunch
01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Sensors for Volatiles for Medical Applications
Radislav Potyrailo, PhD
Principal Engineer, Wearable Sensors
GE Healthcare
01:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Wearable Sensors for COVID-19: Gaps and Opportunities
Shuai "Steve" Xu, MD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM
Networking Break
02:00 PM – 02:25 PM
Clinical Trial Findings: Long Term Durability of Medical Tapes and Adhesives
Ronald Horwitz, PhD
Vice President Quality and R&D
02:25 PM – 02:28 PM
Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer: Improving Quality and Efficiency
Rick Bogart
Western Regional Sales Manager
02:28 PM – 02:31 PM
High-Volume Manufacturing of Printed Electronics for Medical Wearables
Florian Ullrich
Business Developer
02:31 PM – 02:34 PM
Wireless Medical Wearables Powered by Compact High-Power Batteries
Janet Hur
02:34 PM – 02:37 PM
Sensor Technologies for Medical Wearables and Personal Medical Devices
Ulrich Bretthauer, PhD
Product Marketing Manager Medical
02:37 PM – 02:40 PM
Electrochemical Biosensors in Consumer and Medical Wearables
James Powers
Business Development
Zimmer and Peacock
02:40 PM – 02:43 PM
Networking Break
02:45 PM – 03:15 PM
Smartwatch Solutions for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Blood Pressure Applications
Swapnil Vinod
Sr. Product Manager, Digital Health and Wearables
Samsung Electronics
03:15 PM – 03:35 PM
Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities
Roozbeh Jafari, PhD
Texas A&M
03:35 PM – 04:05 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:05 PM – 05:00 PM

Agenda and panels are subject to change.