The LOPEC event is set to take place between April 5 and 7, 2016 at the ICM, Internationales Congress Center München in Munich, Germany. Alongside the exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, an extensive supporting program will be offered to visitors. One event sure to draw in the crowds is the LOPEC Demo Line, which will give visitors the chance to watch a live demonstration of electroluminescent illuminated text being printed onto packaging. Also among the highlights are guided tours based around this year’s key themes: the automotive sector, consumer electronics, and wearable technology.
This year the PrintoCent affiliates are from University of Oulu and VTT. Senior Research Fellow, D.Sc. (Tech.), Docent Tapio Fabritius will be representing the University of Oulu as an invited speaker in the Wearable Electronics session and his speech is titled “Multimodal sensor band – Great concept but why it is not on the market”. He will be opening more closely the challenges around measuring electronic biosignals, especially from the multimodal measurement point of view. As it happens the biosignals are very difficult to measure in high noise environments. Therefore, the reliability of measurement data is poor in relation to the signal noise. Moreover, when combined with the smart clothing production issues there’s a clear reasoning why the wearable market is still waiting for the killer products.
VTT will have a team of experts at the LOPEC 2016 in their demo stand. VTT offers a world-leading roll-to-roll pilot manufacturing infrastructure for printed electronics process upscaling. This unique facility enables companies to explore radically new manufacturing approaches and to reduce the commercial and technical risks before starting fully commercial operations. In addition, VTT provides electronics and software design, embedded and cloud software, to implement complete IoT systems.
Do visit the VTT stand, if you would like to find out how wearable sensors are reshaping sports performance. In cooperation with Finland’s national swimming team, VTT has developed wearable technology for improving swimmers sports performance and swimming technique. VTT will showcase the demo on the Wearable sensors that can be attached to swimmer’s hand paddles or an archers’ equipment.
Meet VTT´s experts at LOPEC 2016
Munich, April 6 – 7, 2016
Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland