We are excited to announce the Keynote for Medical Sensors Design Conference 2019! PLUS, in addition to the MSDC Keynote session, your MSDC Attendee Pass gives you access to the Sensors Expo Keynote sessions on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. 

The Future of Sensor Technology in Healthcare

Tuesday June 25 | 9:10AM
Wasim Malik, Ph.D. / Director of the Neuromotor Signal Processing Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital

Sensors are becoming commonplace in clinical settings – whether implantable, wearable, or mobile. They are already enabling more convenient and personalized care, and providing clinicians with better quality data. In this keynote session, Professor Malik provides an overview of the sensor technologies shaping the future of the medical and health markets.

Ultrafast Photonic PCR-Based Smart SANDs & Organoids on Chip for Personalized Precision Medicine

Tuesday, June 25 | 10:30AM
Professor Luke Lee / Professor, UC Berkeley Bioengineering

In this keynote session, Professor Luke Lee presents a smart SANDs (Speedy Analytical Nano-optofluidic Diagnostic system) that can help to predict and stop the spread of infectious disease. An example of a smart SANDs will be discussed, along with integrated molecular diagnostic systems (iMDx) that comprise three key elements: (1) a self-contained sample preparation and liquid biopsy on chip, which allows a rapid sample-to-answer readout platform; (2) ultrafast photonic PCR; and (3) smartphone optical system (SOS). This rapid precise molecular-level detection network by smart SANDs for human, agricultural, foods, and environmental health will radically improve global healthcare and empower us to create a new proactive, predictive, preventive medicine, and enhancing global biosecurity. Professor Lee also presents the development of organoids Microphysiological Analysis Platforms (MAP) that will predict the most effective treatment of diseases for each patient. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)-based organoids MAP provides an ideal model to address fundamental questions of molecular organogenesis and pathogenesis. In addition, patient-derived organoids can recapitulate patient responses and help personalized therapy. Current development of mini-brains MAP, pancreatic islets MAP, and kidney organoids MAP will be discussed. Together, these smart SANDs and organoids MAPs by the convergence of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering will impact on quantitative life sciences and precision medicine.

Sensors Expo Keynotes


Wednesday, June 26 | 9:15AM
Allison Barto / Program Manager, James Webb Space Telescope

Since the invention of the telescope over 400 years ago, humans have been building bigger and more powerful telescopes in a drive to better understand our Universe. With the advent of the space age, we have been able to pursue even clearer images of the night sky through space-based observatories, revolutionizing astronomical knowledge. For the past twenty years, engineers and scientists across the globe have been working on a truly audacious next-generation space observatory. When launched, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest, most powerful, and most complex space telescope ever built. Its 22 foot-wide mirror and tennis-court sized sunshield will allow us to look back in time to see the first light after the Big Bang.

This keynote focuses on how astronomers’ questions shaped the telescope design, specifically the precision and accuracy required of the telescope and the active sensing and control system in order to perform the ground-breaking science of the Webb mission during in-space operations and on the challenges of building and testing the telescope on Earth prior to launch. Further technology advances in performance, metrology, sensing, and control that will be required for future generations of space telescopes beyond Webb will also be discussed.


Thursday, June 27 | 9:15AM
Gerardo Giaretta / Sr. Director, Product Management – Head of Industry 4.0

5G will elevate the mobile network to not only interconnect people, but also interconnect and control machines, objects, and devices. It will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower new user experiences and connect new industries. 5G will deliver multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency, massive capacity, and more uniform user experience. A vision for 5G is a unified connectivity fabric that will connect virtually everything around us. LTE IoT -- enhanced machine type communication (eMTC) and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) -- will be the initial 5G massive IoT solution that will connect a wide range of low-complexity IoT devices. In this keynote, learn what you can start with today in terms of compute, multi-connectivity, edge processing, LTE IoT, robotics platform, private LTE networks, and how to evolve on the roadmap to 5G.