MEMS expert Allyson Hartzell spoke at the Sensors Expo & Conference that took place on June 26-28, 2018 in San Jose, California. Ms. Hartzell’s presentation was titled “The Role of Reliability in Functional Fabric Sensors for High Volume Applications.” Today’s innovative functional fabric developers have the challenge to accommodate sensors in their products with clever new interconnects such as conductive fabrics and bendable electronics. Ms. Hartzell addressed failure modes, mechanisms, and reliability testing methodologies for conductive fabric/sensor interfaces, bendable electronics, and roll-to-roll manufacturing. The discussion included case studies that address reliability prediction (via empirical testing) and reliability testing methods, as well as FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), that will allow for successful commercialization. This presentation was part of a full-day, pre-conferences symposium on “Commercialization Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and Functional Fabric Sensors and Sensor-Based Systems for IoT and Wearables.” Learn more here.
Presentation on the role of reliability in functional fabric sensors at Sensors Expo & Conference 2018
June 26, 2018
San Jose, California