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According to the CDC, nearly 800,000 Americans die each year from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases -- that’s one in every three deaths in the US. Annually, approximately one in every six US healthcare dollars is spent on cardiovascular disease. By 2030, annual direct medical costs associated with cardiovascular diseases are projected to rise to more than $818 billion, while lost productivity costs could exceed $275 billion. That’s approximately $3 billion per day.

Wearables have tremendous potential to improve cardiovascular health. Leveraging insights from collected and analyzed data, cardio wearables are increasingly becoming an essential tool for healthcare systems. Additionally, consumer demand for improved well-being is driving advanced, next-generation wearables with capabilities that were not possible even a few years ago. Most large medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer electronics companies have active wearables initiatives, including for cardio applications.

What are the most promising use cases and applications for cardio wearables? What are the new enabling technologies? What are the main challenges right now? What’s on the roadmap of the leading companies and R&D groups? How will the next wave of smart cardio wearables continue to improve healthcare and quality of life? These are some of the key questions that will drive the presentations and discussion at this conference.

Cardio wearables have an enormous role to play in our current and future healthcare industry -- we invite you to attend this conference to identify emerging technology and application trends, enjoy expert content, and network with your industry peers!


Conference Topics

  • Cardio device trends, competitive forces and dynamics, market drivers, emerging applications, and disruptive technologies
  • Emerging types of wearable cardio devices, sensors, materials, and smart fabrics
  • Business trends, market projections, M&A developments, and startup activity
  • Applications of cardio wearables for medical diagnostics and screening
  • Flexible, stretchable, printed, and hybrid electronics for cardio wearables
  • Connectivity, sensor fusion, body area networks, software algorithms, contextual awareness, virtual sensors, data transmission, and processing
  • Fabrication, packaging, and assembly techniques
  • Ultra-low power systems and components, energy harvesters, micro batteries and energy storage, supercapacitors, and power management solutions
  • Government policy effects, regulatory compliance, security
  • Impacts of enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence, as well as virtual and augmented reality for cardio wearables applications
  • Digital health, “quantified self” movement, and usage paid insurance
  • Technology transfer, ecosystems and hubs, company formation

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Physicians
  • Medical professionals
  • Academia professors and researchers
  • VPs of engineering
  • VPs of marketing
  • VPs of business development
  • MEMS foundry managers
  • Product managers and engineers
  • Marketing, sales and business development managers
  • MEMS and sensors production managers and engineers
  • MEMS and sensors design managers and engineers
  • Business development professionals
  • Industry analysts
  • Investment bankers
  • MEMS and sensors consultants
  • Media representatives

Testimonials
(from the participants and attendees of the 2020 event)

“Thank you so much for organizing this conference; it was my first time attending and I enjoyed it very much! I look forward to attending in the coming years. I also enjoyed using Brella. It was seamless and simple to use. I liked how I could have one-on-one video conferences, and how it worked easily.”
Alp Arslan, PI, Inthependent, Inc.

“A useful and insightful conference indeed, with specific focus on medical wearables!”
Swapnil Vinod, Sr. Product Manager, Samsung

“The Microtech Ventures team provided excellent pre-conference support, and the video streaming and the AI-enabled networking technology worked very well. I was able to set up 28 high-quality meetings with industry leading companies such as Verily Life Sciences, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, Fitbit, and Zoll Medical. The conference also provided a great mix of interesting speakers and relevant topics, I acquired several new insights, and we were introduced to a couple of technology providers that may truly make a difference in our sensor solution. From my view, the entire Microtech Ventures team should take a bow for a job very well done. It was surely worth the price of admission!”
Steve Ursenbach, CEO, Reveal Biosensors

“That was a fantastic event!! I was on for the majority of the 3 full days and it was the first virtual event in which I spent more than a few hours.”
Greg Finn, Vice President Business Development, Rockley Photonics

“The Medical Wearables conference was excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and the layout of the sessions.”
Jake Horder, Graduate Student, Marquette University

“It was such a great conference and I thank you so much for all your assistance. You are a great team!”
Torsten Weinbrecht, Project Manager, SIGMA Med

“Thank you very much for organizing this very interesting conference and your service.”
Florian Gunther, Research Assistant, Fraunhofer IWU

“For us, this was the first time attending Medical Wearables and even though it had to be all-virtual, the conference was a great success. Extremely high density of successful companies and high-quality speakers! And the networking tool gave me the possibility to meet many of those open-minded, interesting and influential persons. Highly recommend!”
Florian Ullrich, Business Developer, InnovationLab

“Thanks for organizing the Medical Wearables last week. It was a great event.”
Jason Du, Marketing, Sumitomo Bakelite

“Thank you for the great Medical Wearable conference!”
Laura Vornanen, Lead Engineer, GE Healthcare

“I attended the Medical Wearables 2020 conference in December. I was very impressed with both the quality of the presentations and the networking opportunities. Our company attended many online conferences last year due to the pandemic situation, and this conference was by far the most successful for us in terms of meeting relevant people in order to spark conversations about joining our expertise with theirs, specifically in the realm of connected medical devices and health. I had 18 productive networking calls out of the 37 requested; several of these calls lead to new business accounts.”
Bill Betten, Director of Medtech Solutions, S3 Connected Health

Additional anonymous feedback:

  • “This was such a great event meeting people from all over the world. It was definitely worth spending my evenings until eleven for this (I am located in Germany)!”
  • “The conference was excellent and the virtual platform was integrated well.”
  • “This was my first virtual conference and I enjoyed it very much. I was surprised at how much it felt like an actual in-person conference.”
  • “The conference was well thought out, very organized and to the point, despite it being online.”
  • “The conference's virtual layout worked great!”
  • “Excellent value for the price.”
  • “I found this to be an excellent virtual experience. Both Zoom and Brella performed well, and the range of topics were highly relevant.”
  • “The conference was very well organized, thanks to organizers. The platform was simple and easy to navigate. Impressed with how the talks were moderated.”
  • “Presentations are nice and short. Mike did a terrific job moderating!”
  • “I wish I had access to Brella networking every day in my job in Business Development. I appreciate the willingness of the participants to talk. I have scheduled meeting next week with Hillrom, who was on the top five companies I wanted to connect with. I got more utility out of the conference this year than I did last year. Great job!”
  • “Great conference, you guys lined up a very solid set of speakers! Keep it up.”
  • “The entire Microtech Ventures team should take a bow for a job well done.”

(from the participants and attendees of the parent conference Medical Wearables 2018 and 2019)

“I enjoyed not only the presentations, but especially the Q&A sessions. They were particularly informative.”
Zhenan Bao, PhD, Professor, Stanford University

“The conference was well-organized, and I especially liked the high level of interaction, both around the presentations and in between. I would like to see the conference to a max of ~150% of its current size. Nice additions would be from our client field (i.e. companies that need fabrication of micro-devices).”
Paul Bekkers, Business Development Manager, Philips Innovation Services

“Thank you so much for the very well-organized event. First and foremost, Mike did a great job encouraging questions after the talks which led over to fruitful discussions during the breaks. We had great follow up discussions at our booth and also during lunch.”
Ulrich Bretthauer, Senior Marketing Manager – Medical, X-FAB

"Thank you for providing the perfect platform to introduce the MEMS Foundry message and for hosting such a fine event right here in the heart of Silicon Valley. I was very pleased with the format which allowed plenty of time to spend one-on-one time with past and future customers while sharing our company’s vision of supporting the often overlooked small volume R&D efforts for both new and existing clients. Looking forward to the next two events."
James Crow, Vice President, MEMS Foundry

"The conference was a very well-organized event. A great agenda of medical wearable sensors, technologies, and manufacturing-related issues. Samtec made several new business and technical contacts with high potential for collaboration! Many thanks to the Microtech Ventures and MEMS Journal team for an excellent forum and networking event!"
Steve Groothuis, Chief Technology Officer, Samtec Microelectronics

“MEMS Journal yet again succeed in bringing together key industry partners and thoughts leaders at their Medical Wearables 2018 conference. By setting up an open, collaborative forum, MEMS Journal not only captured the current Zeitgeist around wearable technology and sensors, they help all involved get a glimpse of what the challenges and opportunities will be coming in the future.”
Gerry Harvey, Vice President of Engineering, OnScale

“What I enjoyed most about Medical Wearables 2018 was the dialogue among the audience during Q&A. The conference is small enough where great questions from the audience spurred great discussion among the group as a whole, not just between the speaker and the questioner. Very interactive and engaging.”
Ryan Kraudel, Vice President of Marketing, Valencell

“Thank you for the nice conference. Medical Wearables gave a great insight to latest developments in the industry. Right place to be to get in contact with right people.”
Ari Kuukkala, Sales Director, Afore

“This is my first time attending and presenting at the Medical Wearables conference. As a startup company, we have a great time networking with important partners not only in the medical but also in the semiconductor ecosystem. I really do believe that this conference series is of great benefit for academic researcher to startups and larger companies who are looking for business opportunity.”
Linh Le, Founder and CEO, Bonbouton

“In overall, this was a great opportunity for me to overview current status and future challenges of medical wearables. In particular, the great interest and passion for the forthcoming medical wearables were highly impressed, even though the advent of the related market is still sluggish.
My particular interest was devoted to power sources for the wearable gadgets. I witnessed that a number of the conference attendees were eager to find out a new class of power sources tailored for the medical wearables, which was a great boost for my research on power sources.”
Sang-Young Lee, PhD, Professor, UNIST

"Medical Wearable 2018 provided research progresses and business trends in wearable/flexible devices. It helped our startup to get the latest information."
Jin Luo, CEO, NSC Technology

“I found the Medical Wearables Conference 2018 to be well run and professionally organized. The presentations were timely and of great interest. Overall we had a great experience and met a lot of interesting individuals.”
Bruce Mahler, Vice President, Ohmega Technology

“Medical Wearables 2018 was great for meeting qualified people developing medical wearable devices. I was able to meet a lot of people and several may have need for our services.”
Walt Maclay, President, Voler Systems

“If you want up to date information of the latest innovations in medical wearables this is the event to go. For me, the event strikes the balance of covering a wide variety of applications and use cases whilst providing in-depth technology details and background. The presenters are of high quality and real experts in their respective fields. The program and set up leaves plenty of room to delve into detailed discussions with the experts.”
Horst Merkle, Director of Business Development, Roche

“This conference gathered a well-balanced mix of audience, speakers and exhibitors from all backgrounds for me to consider it informative and time well spent. The Startup Showcase exposed how new ideas and the wide availability of new materials, equipment, manufacturing knowhow and established computing power is generating a new breed of miniaturized medical devices. “
Carlos Stahr, Sales Manager, Silex

“Medical Wearables 2018 is an excellent event. It is very focused, the caliber of the speakers is high, and it is organized very well.”
Steve Statler, SVP Marketing and Business Development, Wiliot

“Medical Wearables 2018 was a terrific learning experience. The agenda was packed with experts from various organizations – there was an interesting mix of companies with products at hand, research institutes and semiconductor companies. The agenda was well organized to have plenty of time of technical talks, Q&A and to have discussions both on the sidelines and at the demo booths. Mike and team did an excellent job of making this very productive. The perspectives from speakers regarding FDA, intellectual property and Startup Showcase were valuable.”
Ashutosh Zade, Principal Software Engineer, Insulet

“Medical Wearables 2018 is a well-defined professional conference for business executives and technologists to exchange innovative ideas, for companies to nurture and expand networks, and for startups to have spotlight shows and quick industry engagements.”
Erik Zhu, CEO, Mindsall

(from the participants and attendees of the 2014-2015 events)

"I really enjoyed participating in the conference in the last couple of days. The subjects addressed during the presentations are right on the spot in terms of the challenges and opportunities in the wearable segment. I also enjoyed the opportunity to talk to other players trying to address the same challenges."


About Us

Microtech Ventures is a global firm focused on venture capital and M&A advisory services for sensors, MEMS, and microtechnology companies. We also publish MEMS Journal, the largest MEMS publication worldwide. We cover the most notable MEMS news and developments to ensure that our subscribers explore and take advantage of the latest business development, commercialization, and partnership opportunities. We also provide the following services:

  • strategy consulting
  • market research and intelligence
  • marketing and advertising
  • business development
  • executive and engineering recruiting
  • intellectual property brokerage
  • equipment brokerage

We were founded in 2003, currently have 34,800+ subscribers worldwide, and attract top-level executives, engineers, and researchers who are active participants in the MEMS, sensors, and microtech community. For Microtech Ventures inquiries, please email us at info@microtechventures.com or visit our website at www.microtechventures.com. For MEMS Journal inquiries, please email us at info@memsjournal.com or visit our website at www.memsjournal.com.


Contact Information

Dr. Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures, Inc.
734-277-3599 (phone)
mike@microtechventures.com

Jessica Ingram
Senior Events Manager
Microtech Ventures, Inc.
360-929-0114 (phone)
jessica@microtechventures.com