NBMC Workshop Blood, Sweat & Tears III

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November 2–3, 2016
Lockheed Martin
Arlington, Virginia
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Diverse Applications and Common Manufacturing Technologies for Wearable Human-Monitoring Devices

Presented by NBMC, Hosted by Lockheed Martin


BS&T III will link markets with manufacturing for wearable human monitoring devices – addressing both ends of the ecosystem. The forum will explore critical technical areas of discovery with product developers, and, collectively, show how quantitative monitoring leads to a healthier way of life. In addition, methods for reliably and consistent manufacturing of these devices will be addressed.

This forum will bring together the players across the growing range of industries that are entering or advancing human monitoring applications, to:

  • share pre-competitive ideas that may be applied to product development,
  • assess roadblocks in bringing human monitoring products to market, and;
  • form partnerships that have become key in overcoming obstacles to successful manufacturing and product development.

Join the experts from NBMC who are at the cutting edge of product design and manufacturing techniques. Indeed, the success of previous BS&Ts was based on the unique membership of NBMC, where product and manufacturing-oriented engineers from industry, universities, and government labs form teams and pool resources (financial as well as technical) to accelerate human monitoring product development into manufacturing prototypes.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast

End Users & Reliability Issues

 8:30 AMJeff Stuart, Ph.D.
Lockheed Martin
Welcome Remarks
 8:50 AMJason Heikenfeld, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Wearable Eccrine Sweat Biosensing: Uncovering The Real Challenges That Lie Ahead
 9:15 AMDr. Esther Sternberg
University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Biomarkers for Biosensors: What do They Mean?
 9:40 AMDr. Christian Whitchurch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Host-Based ChemBio Exposure Monitoring
 10:05 AMPeter Vallone, Ph.D.
NIST: Mission, Metrology, and Standards
 10:30 AMBreak
 10:45 AMSonali Gunawardhana
Wiley Rein LLP
FDA Oversight of Digital Health Including Wearables


 11:10 AMProf. Dermot Diamond, DSc, Ph.D., 
Dublin City University
Bio-inspired Microfluidics
 11:35 AMAndrew J. Steckl, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Biomarker Concentrations and Detection in Bodily Fluids
 12:00 PMRalf Lenigk, Ph.D.
General Electric
Lateral Flow Assays and Point of Care Devices -- Detecting Infectious Diseases in Low Resource Settings
 12:25 PMLunch

Power, Communication & Electronics

 1:25 PMGirish Wable
Considerations for FHE Architectures in Evolving Products
 1:50 PMDenis Barbini, Ph.D.
Universal Instruments
Development of a Catheter: A Case Study in Material Selection, Design and Process Development for a High Yield and Reliable Medical Device
 2:15 PMVincent Baker
Lockheed Martin
An Inverted-F Antenna Design for a Flexible Hybrid Electronic Human Performance Monitor
 2:40 PMSubramanian Iyer, Ph.D.
FlexTrate®: High Interconnect Density Fan-Out Wafer Level Processing for Flexible Bio-compatible Electronics
 3:05 PMBreak


 3:20 PMStephen Whalley
MEMS & Sensor Industry Group
Mega Challenges Provide Mega Sensing Opportunities
 3:45 PMKirsten Koehler, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Low-cost Air Pollution Sensors for Environmental and Occupational Health
 4:10 PMDorothy Farrell, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute and NNCO Panel
The Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
 4:35 PMDr. Melissa Grupen-Shemansky
Closing Remarks
 5:00 PMAdjourn

Thursday, November 3, 2016

 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
 8:30 AMRich Vaia, Ph.D. & Laura Rea
Air Force Research Laboratory
Welcome Remarks


 8:40 AMLloyd Whitman, Ph.D.
White House OSTP
Opportunities and Challenges for the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Break Out Sessions

 9:10 AMBreak Outs: Environment Monitoring Affecting Performance
  Break Outs: Medical Monitoring
  Break Outs: Elite Human Performance Monitoring
 10:10 AMBreak
 10:30 AM (cont.) Break Outs
 11:30 AMLunch

Speaker Panel

 11:50 AMSpeaker Panel with Conclusions
 12:50 PMClosing
 1:00 PMAdjourn


Break Out Sessions 

Environmental Monitoring Affecting Performance
What falls into the category of environmental? Physical environment? Operational environment? Social environment? This session will explore the importance of identifying environmental factors and how that translates for success in commercial, military, industrial, and medical grade monitoring products. 

Elite Human Performance Monitoring
What parameters should we measure when assessing human performance in different extreme conditions? This session will explore how to gain a better understanding of those requirements and the methods to go about measuring and monitoring the various scenarios. 

Medical Monitoring
What differentiates medical monitoring from performance monitoring? This session will discuss the where, when, and how a medical monitor will be used by a patient and/or caregiver and explore whether medical monitoring devices will change the way we approach healthcare today. 

About the Blood Sweat & Tears Workshop Series

Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T) is a series of workshops exploring nano-bio electronics and wearable human monitoring technologies and applications. Since August 2015, NBMC has been conducting these forums for the understanding, education, and promotion of non-invasive human performance monitoring technology and manufacturing. BS&T I brought together industry and university innovators to explore current products, current research innovations, technical vision and challenges. BS&T II targeted users’ needs and specifications for today’s medical professionals and their patients: Army and Air Force soldiers and pilots and high performance athletes. NBMC has continued to fund R&D efforts based on technology gaps identified and new challenges discovered at these workshops.

Dates & Time

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Forum: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Networking Dinner: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Forum: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Tour: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Lockheed Martin DC Offices
2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22202


Member Fee


Military, Government, & Academic Fee


Non-Member Fee


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Hampton Inn
Located in Crystal City Shops
2000 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: +1 (800) HAMPTON (426-7866)

This hotel is a 0.7-mile drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  Rooms include free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed). All rooms also have minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add seating areas or separate living spaces with pull-out sofas. A free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go are offered, as well as an exercise room and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center and a complimentary airport shuttle.

Ask for the NBMC rate of $189+tax / night
Register before October 14th for this special NBMC rate.

Networking Dinner
Optional Add-On $60/person

5:30pm – 8:30pm - November 2, 2016

2250-B Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
(571) 431-7090

Optional Add On – Limited Number of Spaces – No Fee

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