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Wednesday, October 4 • 10:15am - 2:30pm
Sensors Live Theater

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10:15-10:45am | Concussion & Athlete Monitoring System Design Kim Rowe, CEO, Rowebots
The questions of developing the Concussion & Athlete Monitoring System are discussed in the presentation: the reasons to develop the system, critical  IoT and Wearable design factors, Security for IoT devices and more.

11:00-11:30am | Rotational and Linear QVLA Sensing - Brad Engstrand, President, Motion Controls
An in depth discussion of QVLA technology including the reference quality emitter, light frequencies used, target definition, surface qualities, dirt, high aspect versus low aspect tubing, lens arrangements and signal conditioning if needed. Strengths and weaknesses versus traditional technologies for linear and rotational sensing. New frontiers in RGB sensing creating a poor man’s spectrometer with our reference quality emitter.

11:45am-12:45pm | The Future of Engineering Education Panel
This panel discussion will provide attendees with an insight into the current status of engineering education and its challenges in training its students for the next part of their professional career, whether in education or in industry.  The well-balanced panel of a high level engineering academic administrator, two panelists from the sensors industry and a current engineering student is expected to provide a representative sample of the educational ecosystem dynamic, issues and recommended activities and actions to optimize success for current engineering students and future engineers.

Chair: Roger Grace, Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Tamim Halawani Al-Tamimi, Student, Northeastern University
Brian Kinkade, Founder, Positive Impact
Tom Nguyen, CEO, DunAn Sensing
Kelly Zelesnik, Academic Dean, Lorain County Community College

1:15-1:45pm | Sensors in the Brain: The Emergence of Cybernetic Interfaces - Philip Troyk, PhD, CEO/Professor, Sigenics, Inc/Illinois Institute of Technology
Once limited only to science fiction, designing and implementing electronics for sensing and stimulation of the human brain are rapidly becoming science. Creating miniature wireless sensor modules, called neural prostheses, for implantation into the brain requires a combination of unique system/circuit design and packaging techniques. Clinical testing of a broad range of new neural prostheses is on-going, with the most advanced ones using subminiature fully wireless modules. The design and testing of an implantable modular system for restoration of vision to those will blindness will be presented.

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Brad Engstrand

President, Motion Controls LLC
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Roger Grace

Founder & 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... Read More →
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Tamim Halawani

Student, Northeastern University
My name is Tamim Halawani. I am an international student from Jordan, attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA. My major is Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Attending an institution that is considered a pioneer in experiential learning through... Read More →
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Brian Kinkade

Founder, Positive Impact
Brian Kinkade is a senior technical product sales and marketing executive with a BSEE from RPI and MBA and over 25 years of experience in a variety of market segments. Brian started out as an Electrical Engineer designing automated test systems; he then transitioned through Technical... Read More →
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Tom Nguyen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DunAn Sensing
Tom Nguyen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, has over 30 plus years of engineering, operations, and business development experience in the MEMS and semiconductor industry. Before the founding of DunAn Sensing, Mr. Nguyen is also the founder and CEO of AVsensors and Microlux Technology... Read More →
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Philip Troyk, PhD

CEO/Professor, Sigenics, Inc/Illinois Institute of Technology
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Kim Rowe

Founder, RoweBots Limited
Kim Rowe has started several embedded systems and Internet companies including RoweBots Limited. He has over 30 years experience in embedded systems development and management. With an MBA and MEng, Kim has published and presented over 50 papers and articles on both technical and... Read More →
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Kelly Zelesnik

Dean of the Engineering, Business & Information Technologies Division, Lorain County Community College
Kelly Zelesnik is currently the Dean of the Engineering, Business & Information Technologies Division, the Nord Advanced Technologies Center and the Campana Center for Ideation & Invention at Lorain County Community College.  She was appointed to serve on LIFT’s (Lightweight Innovations... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:15am - 2:30pm CDT
Sensors Live Theater