Webinars: Medical

Miniaturization of Medical Components


The advent of minimally invasive surgery, combined with the demand for both portable and wearable devices, has led to the need for ever smaller components. From temperature sensors, integrated circuits, and miniature valves to micro motors and drive systems, miniaturized components are enabling a new generation of medical devices and applications, including digital healthcare, remote monitoring, and wearable diagnostics.

This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs explores these components, their integration, and how they are helping to transform healthcare delivery.

Topics include:

  • Low-cost rapid manufacturing of stretchable sensors
  • Wireless, self-powered stretchable systems
  • Millimeter-sized wireless bioelectronic implants
  • Wireless data and power strategies
  • Miniaturized soft wearable electronics for advancing human healthcare
  • Imperceptible fully portable wearable devices for persistent human-machine interfaces

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Ph.D., Dorothy Quiggle Professor in Engineering, Assistant Professor of ESM, ME, BME, and MatSE, Penn State
Jacob Robinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Electrical/Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, Rice University
W. Hong Yeo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IEN Center for HCIE, Georgia Tech


Lisa Arrigo, SAE Media Group