Dr Joan Vrtis, Sr. Director, Interconnect Technology Center
Flextronics/Multek (Dr Joan Vrtis) - Presentation*
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1) The role of wearable products in future medical applications: specific use cases
2) Different technology building blocks in wearable products and the important role of printed electronics.
3) Demonstration of a selected wearable diagnostic system: from concept to prototype.
Speaker Biography (Joan Vrtis)
Dr. Joan Vrtis is the Senior Director of the Interconnect Technology Center of Multek Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flextronics. The Interconnect Technology Center is located in Silicon Valley CA on the Flextronics campus. One of the key initiatives of the Center is the advancement of printed circuits in wearable and stretchable technologies. Prior to Multek, Dr. Vrtis was COO of Shocking Technologies, an embedded ESD protection product company and the COO of Kemeta, LLC, a medical device start up company developing biofeedback devices. From 2004-2007, Dr. Vrtis, was a principal owner and CTO of Flipchip International in Phoenix Arizona. She started her microelectronics career in the early 1990's at Intel Corporation developing polymer and substrate solutions for the Pentium product line. Dr. Vrtis has been awarded several patents and holds degrees in Polymer Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry and an MBA.
Company Profile (Flex)
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Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.