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Haptic illusions and Wearable chemical sensing

October 6, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zoom Webinar: Please click this link for registration.Zoom login details will be sent to attendees upon registration.“Haptic illusions for social communication”

Cara Nunez, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering Department, Stanford University

Abstract: During social interactions, people use auditory, visual, and haptic cues to convey their thoughts, emotions, and intentions. Current technology allows humans to convey high quality visual and auditory information remotely but has limited ability to convey haptic expressions. In this presentation, I will discuss how haptic illusions can be used to create sensations often felt during social communication. Our work in developing wearable haptic systems with this technique will allow for improved distant socializing and contribute to empathetic remote human-human interaction as online communication becomes more prevalent.

“Utilizing flexible hybrid electronics techniques for wearable chemical sensing applications”

Alexander Cook, Ph.D., Engineering Manager, Process Technologies, Advanced Technologies Group, NextFlex

Abstract:  Military and commercial industry personnel are required to inspect and perform maintenance operations in confined spaces. Due to the tight volume of and small ingress points into these spaces, hazardous environmental conditions including toxic gases, low oxygen levels, and high heat indices are not uncommon. Solutions exist detecting these environmental conditions, but not in a small, wearable form factor with real-time reporting. In this presentation, NextFlex will describe how it will fill this gap via a small wearable sensor built with real-time oxygen, VOC, temperature, and humidity monitoring. NextFlex builds the sensors with additive techniques producing print conductive traces and antennas while attaching conventional silicon dies, sensors, and supporting components. This flexible hybrid electronic approach produces a high-performance sensor platform with low size, weight, and power to ease wear by maintainers.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative
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