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Sensor Expo Shows State-of-the-art in MEMS, E-harvesting, Wireless Nets



With more than 125 exhibiting companies to-date, including more than 20 companies that haven’t previously exhibited, this year’s Sensors Expo & Conference will focus on a host of state-of-the-art sensor technologies, including MEMS, energy harvesting and wireless solutions for networking sensors. The conference, which will be co-located with the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Rosemont, Ill., runs from Monday, June 6 to Wednesday, June 8.

An all-day pre-conference symposia on Monday will cover MEMS commercialization, energy harvesting and storage, and performance-based sensor selection. The conference formally commences at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday when Hugh Herr, biomechatronics researcher at MIT Media Labs delivers his keynote address, “The New Era of Human 2.0: New Minds, New Bodies, New Identities.” Herr describes Human 2.0 as an era in which technology merges with our bodies and minds to forever change our concept of human capability. His biomechatronic experience is not only academic but also firsthand. In a recent interview in Forbes magazine, he said, “The fact that I’m missing lower limbs is an opportunity. Between my residual limb and the ground, I can create anything I want. The only limits are physical laws and my imagination.”

Conference sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sessions include new tracks on mobile sensing, cutting-edge technologies and novel approaches to measurement and detection. The Expo Hall will be open to all attendees on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Sensors Expo & Conference will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. For information, visit www.sensorsmag.com/sensors-expo.

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