S@W7: Smart Fabrics Changing How We Feel the World; Insight into Medical Application
Speaker | Dr. Peter Salgo | Professor at Columbia University
June 26, 2014 | 11:00am - 11:40am
New cost effective stretchable and breathable Smart fabrics are changing how people interact with their world. Smart Beds with elastic sensors monitor and adjust to sleepers needs for a perfect nights sleep. Smart fabric sensors are embedded in cars, office seating, smart phones, clothing and medical devices and improve performance, health, and lifestyle.
Attendees will learn:
- About low cost fabric based sensors that can be integrated into a wide range of consumer and healthcare products - from golf course to the ICU in hospitals.
- About a wide range of Smart Fabric integration projects completed, under way or possible that improve the health and wellness of patients and consumers.
- How new stretch conductive, semi conductive fabric technologies and electronics have dramatically reduced sensor cost and increased the range of applications for pressure, tactile and temperature sensors.