Naples, FL --- Roger Grace, President of Roger Grace Associates, has organized and will chair a full-day technical symposium on Tuesday, June 21 at Sensors Expo & Conference. The symposium will address Printed/Flexible Stretchable (P/F/S) Sensors from an Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications perspective. Mr. Grace will be joined by 15 other world recognized leaders in the P/F/S sensors and electronics area representing organizations from the US, Europe and Asia who will present information on current research and development activities, and application opportunities for P/S/T sensors and P/S/T Sensor-based systems. Mr. Grace will also make an introductory presentation entitled, “Printed/Flexible/Stretchable Sensors for IoT and Wearables” which will address commercialization and monetization issues. The exhibition and technical conference will take place at the McEnery San Jose California Convention Center from June 21-23, 2016.
The symposium’s morning keynote entitled, “Novel Hybrid Sensor Systems” will be presented by Janos Veres Ph.D. of PARC. The symposium’s afternoon keynote entitled, “Fiber-and Fabric-Based Devices for Energy Conversion and Sensing Applications” will be given by Professor Max Shtein of the University of Michigan. The keynotes were selected to highlight two of the more interesting and exciting topics in the P/F/S space…. fabric electronics/sensors and hybrid systems integration. The US DOD has recently awarded major contracts to organizations to move these two important technologies forward. Headed by MIT, the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Program received $75 million in funding matched with $242 from many participating organizations in late April, 2016. In August 2015, the FlexTech Alliance received $75 million from DOD with matching grants of $96 million from organizations to create and manage a flexible hybrid electronics facility in San Jose California.