Newton, MA, June 18, 2013 – Over 4,000 engineers, scientists and industry professionals from around the world gathered at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL June 5-6, for the Sensors Expo & Conference, the leading event in North America focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems.
"The feedback from our attendees, exhibitors and speaker faculty has been overwhelmingly positive that The Sensors Expo and Conference is the most important gathering for the industry to discuss sensors driving tomorrow’s solutions,” said Wendy Loew, Event Director. “We look forward to returning to Rosemont, June 25-26, 2014.”
On Wednesday, June 5, MIT Media Labs’ Dr. Joseph Paradiso discussed, “Connecting with the Emerging Nervous System of Ubiquitous Sensing,” to a packed audience. Paradiso explored the near future of sensors extending across things, places, and people and addressed a new kind of digital “omniscience” such as building different kinds of browsers for network data and imagining buildings and tools as “prosthetic” extensions of humans that make HVAC systems an extension of one’s sense of comfort.
On Thursday, June 6, Dr. Raymond Arvidson, a Participating Scientist, NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Mission discussed, “Sensors in Space: The Robotic Exploration of Mars and its Environment.” During his presentation Dr. Arvidson provided insight on how key sensor technologies have enabled robotic exploration of the red planet and the ability to explore its past and present.
The Sensors Conference Program provided essential, in-depth education and technical sessions. Tuesday, June 4th kicked off with three full day pre-conference symposia that delivered standing room only audiences. For the first time, ARM delivered a workshop providing in-depth analysis into the concepts and trends to create “Sensors as a Service at the Edge of the Internet of Things (IoT).” Additional symposia were presented on MEMS Sensor Fusion: Faster, Stronger, Smarter, chaired by MEMS Industry Group, and Energy Harvesting for Powering Wireless Sensors Networks, chaired by Randy Frank & Associates. There were nine conference tracks that were well received focusing on Big Data & Analytics, Cutting-Edge Sensing Applications & Innovations, Energy Harvesting, Gas Sensing, MEMS, Novel Approaches to Measurement & Detection, Remote Monitoring, Sensors @ Work, and Wireless Sensing Solutions.
On the Expo floor, there were nearly 200 exhibiting companies, and the overall consensus from the exhibitors was that the event attracted a very strong and qualified audience of sensing technology buyers. Highlights from the 2013 Expo Floor include the new Intelligent Systems Pavilion and Internet of Things Showcase, as well as the Energy Harvesting Pavilion, MEMS Networking Lounge, and MEMS Pavilion. For the first time, the IPSO Alliance presented their 1st annual IPSO Challenge winner in the Sensors Magazine Live Theater at Sensors Expo. Awarded First Place and the grand prize of $10,000 was Redwire Consulting and their Energy Harvesting Transformer -- a self-powered current sensor that wirelessly connects to the internet.
Additionally, in the Sensors Magazine Live Theater, the Sensors 2013 “Best of Sensors Expo Awards” were presented by Melanie Martella, Executive Editor of Sensors. Congratulations to the following winners:
• Engineers of the Year Award Winners: Kenneth Foust, Sensor Technologist, Intel Corp. and Carlos Puig, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm for the creation of the Standardized Performance Parameter Definitions.
• Application Awards Winners: The Sensor Web Enablement initiative from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC); S3 from SENSUSS; The VERASENSE Knee System from OrthoSensor Inc; Thin Film Heat Flux Sensor For Measuring Film Coefficient of Rubber Components of a Rolling Tire from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and NASA-Glenn Research Center.
• Innovation Awards Winners: Kionix Inc. for its KMX61G; ams AG for its SL13A; LeddarTech for its Leddar LED-based 3D detection platform, Model 75B0003; MultiDimension Technology Co. Ltd. for its MMS2A1H and COTO Technology Inc. for its RedRock RS1-A-2515
To see a complete recap of the 2013 event, visit the Sensors 2013 Highlights Reel.
Attendees' and exhibitors' expectations were met at Sensors Expo & Conference 2013. Here’s what they had to say:
“Sensors Expo last week was an awesome opportunity for me to check the recent sensor trends and to find good partners for better products.” – Tae Kon Koo, Senior Manager, Samsung Electro-Mechanics
“The sensor market is exploding, and the Sensors and Conference is at the center of this innovation. I look forward to seeing what’s in store at the conference in 2014!” – Will Tu, Director of Embedded, ARM
“I come to Sensors Expo & Conference to see new technologies. I would come back next year to see what’s new in the world of sensors.” – John Seo, Engineer, Bosch Tools
“We have had good attendance from industrial, commercial and automotive customers. We would come back next year because we have received quality leads from the show.”- Littelfuse
“Already signed up for next year!” – Electro Optical Components
“Sensors Expo gives us the ability to highlight our new products and show how we bring sensor technologies to the market. This has always been a great show for us and we’re really excited about next year!” – ROHM Semiconductor
About Sensors Expo & Conference
Sensors Expo & Conference 2014 will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center June 25-26, with Pre-Conference Symposia set for June 24. Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, providing over 27 years of technical innovation and thought leadership. The event is widely known as one of the world's largest and most important gatherings of engineers and scientists involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems. For more information, visit www.sensorsexpo.com. The Sensors Expo & Conference is produced and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. For more information, visit www.questex.com.