Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG: Advances in Wearable Technologies

Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Noon U.S. EDT

Wearable devices are gaining widespread use in industries such as medical, military/defense, and consumer products. These devices range from passive monitors and diagnostic systems to complex surveillance devices. One area where great strides are currently being made are robotic prosthetics and powered exoskeleton bionic devices to help people with severe disabilities live more normal lives. As the technologies incorporated in these wearables – including sensors and electronics – become increasingly more complex, design engineers must learn how best to package and integrate them for maximum comfort, durability, and efficiency.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. 


Dr. Adam Zoss, Director of Medical Technology, Ekso Bionics 

Dr. Adam Zoss is the Director of Medical Technology at Ekso Bionics and has been with the company since it was founded in 2006. He is the lead inventor of Ekso Bionics’ medical exoskeletons and has played a pivotal role in the technical development of the HULC exoskeleton, an exoskeleton for military applications, and numerous other exoskeleton research efforts. Prior to Ekso Bionics, he worked on the early stages of the exoskeleton as a graduate student at UC Berkeley’s Human Engineering Laboratory. Adam holds 9 U.S. patents, with another 10 pending, and has numerous peer-reviewed publications, all of which are related to exoskeletons. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Andrew B. Mor, Principal Scientist, RE2 Robotics 

Dr. Andrew B. Mor is a Principal Scientist at RE2 Robotics, where he is responsible for leading development in new research areas and managing the technical development for multiple programs. He has over 20 years of experience in many aspects of robotics, including space, medical, and ground robotics. Specific areas of experience include unmanned system mission and path planning, medical image processing, vision image processing, haptic interface development, and simulation. Andrew has led the technical development of programs to perform autonomous casualty evaluation, integration of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) sensors into a JAUS compliant unmanned ground system payload, development of a small bone-attached robot to perform milling of the femur for joint replacement surgery, development of a surgical training simulator, and various other medical applications of robotics. He received his Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from M.I.T.

Ben Ryan, CEO and Founder, Ambionics 

Former psychology teacher turned inventor, Ben Ryan is CEO and founder of Ambionics. Ben aims to revolutionize infant prosthetics through 3D printing and home scanning along with Ambionics’ unique additive manufactured hydraulic technology. Currently conducting beta trials with 20 families worldwide, Ambionics is due to begin trading internationally in 2018.

Moderator: Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group


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