Visitors to this year's Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show will have an opportunity to boost their electronics acumen, thanks to a series of Learning Labs covering topics ranging from medical sensors to smart packaging.
Aimed at design engineers, the Learning Labs will emphasize the practical over the theoretical. "Usually in these sessions, you're talking about real-life problems, opportunities, and challenges," Leslie Field, founder and managing member of SmallTech Consulting LLC, and moderator of a medical sensors Learning Lab, told Design News. "We'll talk about what's out there now and what we can hope to see fairly soon. The idea is to provide insight."
The Learning Labs, taking place on Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13, will include eight sessions on design, nine on research and development, and 13 on manufacturing and automation. Several of those will focus specifically on medical electronics, packaging, and human factors.
- Connecting With Customers Through Smart Packaging
- Advanced Application of Sensors in Medical Devices
- Cardiovascular Devices & Engineering
- Medical Apps & Mobile Monitoring
- Human Factors & Design
- Design Ideation & Innovation for Engineers
Panel discussions in the Learning Labs will examine issues in design and manufacturing, as well as those involving biocompatibility and regulation. "We'll have industry experts talking to each other and talking to the audience," Field told us. "Whether you have considerable experience or are new to the field, you can learn from the sessions."