Translating Flexible Hybrid/Printed Electronics into Innovative Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and IoT Solutions (Sensors Europe 2020)

Dr Albert Lu, CTO
Interlink Electronics Inc

Presentation Summary

Consumer demand for seamless connectivity and interactive user interfaces is driving a paradigm shift in the Human-Machine Interface and Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. Flexible hybrid /printed electronics, comprising of multi-disciplinary disruptive technology platforms, will enable novel physical form factor and intelligent surfaces. These new attributes can be harnessed in product design and innovation to enhance human-machine interface functionality across IoT devices, systems and applications.This presentation will provide an overview of flexible hybrid/printed electronics technology platforms and the value chain across key disciplines including functional materials, manufacturing processes, devices and applications. The presentation will also provide examples in translating flexible hybrid/printed electronics based force sensing device platforms into human-machine interface solutions.

Speaker Biography (Albert Lu)

Dr Albert Lu is the Chief Technology Officer of Interlink Electronics Inc. His key responsibilities include spearheading strategic technology roadmap, pursuing synergistic global R&D partnerships, leading global R&D team and maintaining Interlink Electronics' competitive advantage in the human-machine interface technology landscape. Prior to joining Interlink Electronics, Dr Lu was with Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) for 15 years. In this role, he orchestrated R&D collaborations and industry consortia in disruptive and emerging technology platforms with multinational corporations and local enterprises. He also established and spearheaded Singapore's key R&D facility and pilot line for roll-to-roll manufacturing of functional films and printed electronics. Dr. Lu holds both Ph.D. and B. Eng. in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the U.K. He also received the Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science in Singapore and the Institution of Electrical Engineers Prize in the U.K.

Company Profile (Interlink Electronics)

Interlink Electronics is a trusted advisor, technology partner and global leader in the advancing domain of human-machine interface and force-sensing technologies. Interlink Electronics has led the printed and flexible hybrid electronics industry in the commercialization of patented Force-Sensing Resistor (FSR®) technology. With this technology planform Interlink Electronics had delivered rugged and reliable human-machine interface (HMI) system solutions for over 30 years. Interlink Electronics has provided human-machine interface solutions for mission-critical applications in a wide range of markets, including, but not limited to consumer electronics, automotive, IoT, rugged computing, robotics, industrial, and medical devices.
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