Biosensors for Wearable Devices (Sensors USA 2019)

Mr Walter N. Maclay, President
Voler Systems
United States


USA 2019 _ Voler Systems _ Presentation*
USA 2019 _ Voler Systems _ Presentation*
USA 2019 _ Voler Systems _ Presentation*

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Presentation Summary

Both consumers and healthcare professionals want biometric data such as heart rate, blood glucose, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen levels, and weight. In this talk, Walt Maclay will discuss the many challenges in performing these measurements, along with how new technologies are dramatically reducing the cost of these sensors. Walt will also provide an overview of the current trends and challenges for these wearable devices like long battery life, accuracy, small form factor, and clinical performance.

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)

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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