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Volume 2013, Issue 3 Newsletter

Volume 2013, Issue 3 Newsletter

In This Issue:

10 questions you need to ask your electrical engineer

I am a big believer in asking simple questions. Below are questions I often ask an engineer to understand project risk and aid in project management. Read these simple questions

Your Voice is Your Password

Latest trends with voice and other biometric passwords.

Traditional access control has been based on token identification systems, like passwords, driver’s license, or passport. However, the trend is that devices are getting smarter about determining who you are by adding more sensors like cameras and microphones. Increasingly sensors are being used to identify biometric markers of a person, including but not limited to typing rhythm, gait and voice. Read the full article here.

Notes from Health Technology Conference

One of the best conferences I attended this year was Health Technology Forum 2013 in San Francisco. Two sessions stood out in particular:

  • Using Technology to Support Persons with Complex Needs
  • Telehealth & mHealth (m=mobile)

Read more here

Upcoming Events

Home Health / Aging in Place -Will We Address the Issues Soon Enough

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 8:30 – 10:30 am Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Technology is now making a huge push into home health care. New markets are emerging as the traditional “aging in place” market continues to grow. New assistive technologies are being developed that will have an impact as well: communication devices, health and wellness monitoring, home safety and security. Product design must take in to account user capability, medical device regulations, and technology adoption issues. This talk will address the major issues for new devices in the home health and aging in place market. It will include resources, driving forces and the latest trends for new technology development.

Speaker: Walt Maclay, Voler Systems

More information

PRG 2013 Symposium & BBQ This year’s theme: “Go Local” Silicon Valley

PRG’s 2013 Symposium & BBQ is your opportunity to network with high technology hardware professionals, learn about the latest industry trends, and meet PRG members in an informal setting while enjoying delicious food and beverages.

Join us!

    • Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
    • Time: 8:15am to 2:00pm
    • Location: Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel

Early bird registration: $40.00 (ends August 16)

Register now at:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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About Our Organization…

Voler Systems provides full-service R&D consulting from concept and design to production of electronic devices. Since 1979, clients have turned to us for reliable new products and test systems involving sensors and measurement electronics. Our multidisciplinary team delivers high-quality products on time and on budget. We have developed hand-held equipment, web cameras, heart valve testers, RFID devices, and other specialized sensor-based electronics and prototype circuits.

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