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Tuesday, October 18 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
(Panel) Safety Wearables: Exoskeletons, Biometrics, Smartwatches, and Other Non-Eyewear

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Wearable technologies are augmenting safety efforts in a range of industries. In this session, enterprises discuss how they are testing and using wearables to improve workplace safety and mitigate risks. Devices covered include: Smartwatches, smart bands, smart PPE, exoskeletons, and other body-worn sensors.

- What variables can you track with wearable sensors (workplace activity, employee biometrics, location, environmental conditions, ergonomics)?
- What are the different form factors and associated costs?
- What are the types of exoskeletons and when should you insert an exoskeleton over a robot?
- Data Analytics: Turning wearable data into actionable insights
- What are the challenges of adopting safety wearables and how are companies overcoming these?
- Privacy implications and user acceptance
- Best practices for measuring ROI
- More: Device management, hygiene, smart PPE, smartwatches, employee wellness, workers’ comp, COVID safety, etc.

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Jim Xiao

Founder and President, Mason
Jim has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, from starting his early ventures in junior high school to his first company in college. Since then, Jim worked for visionary giants such as Microsoft and Nexlink Communications and Detroit Venture Partners. These experiences helped develop... Read More →
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Julie Gilpin-McMinn

Technical Fellow Human Factors and Ergonomics, Spirit AeroSystems
Dr. Julie Gilpin-McMinn is a Technical Fellow in Human Factors and Ergonomics for Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas.    With over 25 years in the field, Julie has consistently challenged traditional work practices, methods of analyses, and design with the implementation of creative... Read More →
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Nick Magana

Ergonomics Program Manager, Southern California Edison
Nick Magana M.S., is the Ergonomic Program Manager for Southern California Edison. He has over 20 years of experience working in the Safety and Occupational Wellness industry. His primary focus is advancing Ergonomic efforts by integrating wearable technology and Wellness.
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Marisol Barrero

Global Ergonomics Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Marisol Barrero joined Amazon Web Services in August 2021 to manage the global ergonomics program. Prior to AWS she worked for 15 years for Toyota Motor North America, ultimately serving as the Regional Ergonomics Manager, where she supported new model ergonomics, as well as ergonomics... Read More →
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Steve Labudzinski

R&D Specialist, Con Edison
Majority of R&D work focused on Drug Delivery of Pharmaceutical Compounds using a Patented Technology for Controlled Release Drug Delivery – “Once a day products”.Controlled Release Drug Delivery improves patient compliance and reduces the peaks and valleys of drug concentrations... Read More →
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Kevin Harrup

Manager, Emerging Technology, Altria
Kevin Harrup currently leads the Emerging Technologies Center of Excellence (COE) for Altria, tasked with identifying opportunities across the enterprise that could benefit from leveraging new technologies, whether commercially available now, or technologies on the horizon. He is... Read More →

Tuesday October 18, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Town & Country Ballroom D 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108