Sensor Fusion: Trends in Wearable Medical Devices (Sensors USA 2018)

Mr Walter N. Maclay, President
Voler Systems
United States


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Presentation Summary

Flexible sensors and wearable electronics are hot and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Flexible and wearable devices are all encompassing, from consumer to medical and beyond. Too compete in this market, it is necessary to keep up with the latest components and concepts, Walt Maclay will discuss common sensors for physiological measurements in wearable devices. Their use, advantages, and disadvantages will be discussed. Their power consumption will be compared and battery limitations will be discussed, as well as ways to extend battery life.

Speaker Biography (Walter N. Maclay)

Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, one of the top electronic design firms in Silicon Valley, is committed to delivering quality electronic products that are easy to manufacture. Voler Systems ( provides design, development, risk assessment, and verification of new devices for medical, consumer, and industrial, and applications.
Walt has been active in several consultant organizations. He is a senior life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a reviewer for NSF SBIR grants. He has mentored dozens of startup companies. Mr. Maclay holds a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

Company Profile (Voler Systems)

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Voler Systems https://www.volersystems.comDesign services for IoT and wearable devices. Provides electronic design and firmware consulting. We specialize in wearable and IoT devices for companies of all sizes creating medical and consumer products.We have specific knowledge about sensors, wireless communication, power management for battery operated devices, and medical devices. We deliver quality products on-time, on-budget. Our design process mitigates technical risk, and the products are easily manufactured. By focusing on just electronic design and software we are the best at what we do.
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