2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Better Living Through Chemistry and Sensors

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon D
110 E 2nd St


Not many companies are combining hardware and chemistry to impact consumer health outside of the medical community, but chemistry can add a new layer of health data when five senses aren’t enough. What happens when you take hardware that is typically for commercial use, and complicated chemistry processes, and translate it for consumers? 6SensorLabs’ lead scientist and product engineer will discuss the biggest challenges in making low-cost, user-friendly health sensors, including:

-Adapting and cross-collaborating between teams of varying disciplines

-Maintaining sensitivity and accuracy while simplifying process

-Designing hardware and chemistry components in one device

Hashtags: #sxsw #chemsensor


Jingqing Zhang

Lead Scientist


Steve Portela at SXSW

Steve Portela

Lead Prod Dev Engineer


Steve graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Business. Steve has spent the past 9 years developing blood oriented medical devices at Haemonetics C...

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