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August 22, 2009

Mtg: Wider Applications for 3D Accelerometer MEMS: Sensing, Gaming, Therapy

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WEDNESDAY October 14, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speakers: Ed Brachocki, Kionix; Richard Smith and Susan Feighery, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Three presentations at 7:15 PM (note this earlier time)
Cost: $25 if reserved by Oct. 10; $30 at door (no cost for presentations)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the DoubleKnot registration page, from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Brachocki: Advances in inertial sensor integration — through embedded solutions, embedded intelligence and integrated sensing — are driving new motion-based products and applications. Two of these applications, Gaming and Healthcare, are merging to create submarkets for products and services in both industries. This talk will explore how one leading accelerometer company has expanded their offerings to include gaming content as part of a solutions approach to this growing market, and we will look at two healthcare companies, one big and one small, who are using motion and gaming technologies to offer healthcare solutions to customers and patients alike. Advances in inertial sensor integration — through embedded solutions, embedded intelligence and integrated sensing — are driving new motion-based products and applications (see figure). Two of these applications, Gaming and Healthcare, are merging to create submarkets for products and services in both industries. This talk will explore how one leading accelerometer company has expanded their offerings to include gaming content as part of a solutions approach to this growing market, and we will look at two healthcare companies, one big and one small, who are using motion and gaming technologies to offer healthcare solutions to customers and patients alike.

Smith and Feighery:? Aimed primarily at video game fans, the Nintendo Wii gaming system has taken on a different and evolving therapeutic role.? Today, the Wii has become a fun part of the rehabilitation process and a form of “therapy” for veterans and returning service members at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Polytrauma program.? The Polytrauma Unit, which cares for severely injured servicemembers with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other serious and often life-threatening injuries, has introduced the Wii system during Recreation Therapy treatment sessions.
Polytrauma refers to the complex patterns of injury commonly seen in personnel injured during Iraq and Afghanistan deployments.? Polytrauma typically results from blast injury caused by improvised explosive devices or rocket-propelled grenades.? The combination of high-pressure waves, explosive fragments, and falling debris produce multiple injuries, including brain injury, amputations, burns, wounds, fractures, blindness and hearing loss. ? [Add’l information posted on website …]

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