Flexible And Stretchable Force Sensors For Wearables: Perspectives On Design And Integration (Wearable USA 2018)

Dr Alaa Abdellah, Lead Engineer
Tacterion GmbH


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Speaker Biography (Alaa Abdellah)

Alaa is tacterion's lead engineer for sensor technology and integration. He has more than 10 years of R&D experience in the field of printed and flexible electronics. At tacterion his areas of responsibility include amongst others the development of new processes and the creation of innovative sensor designs, as well as ensuring best possible integration into products. Alaa obtained his M.Sc. degree in high-frequency engineering and optoelectronics and his Ph.D. degree in organic and nanostructured electronics from the Technische Universität München, Germany, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. From 2012 to 2015, he was scientific staff member (postdoctoral researcher) at the Institute for Nanoelectronics of the Technische Universität München. Prior to joining tacterion, he was with InnovationLab GmbH, Germany, as a senior research engineer.

Company Profile (tacterion GmbH)

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tacterion is a high-tech sensor and IoT company based in Munich/Germany. We develop and market the unique sensor technology called plyon® that acts as a sensor skin. plyon® is a modular sensor platform, enabling new ways of interaction by adding an intelligent layer to almost any product. The plyon® technology platform combines resistive and capacitive measurement. So the smart plyon® layer measures approximation, interaction and force on any surface, our algorithms understand how users interact with the device. Depending on the use case and the environment plyon® comes in rigid, flexible or stretchable format. New devices and even textile integration are enabled. Based on the plyon® hardware tacterion provides complete solutions including design, engineering, software development and data management.
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