Electronic Textile Evaluation Methods for Product Engineers and Designers


Join Madison Maxey, founder and technical lead of Loomia, as she shares highlights of her IPC APEX EXPO 2023 professional development course. The course provides a primer to electrical and mechanical engineers -as well as product designers - on how to engage with electronic textiles for new product development. Attendees should walk away with a clear picture of when electronic textiles may be relevant to their engineering, which type of technology is ideal for their application, and how to thoroughly evaluate a technology when selected. 

Speaker Bio

Madison Maxey is passionate about working at the intersection of design and engineering to create useful products. She studied materials science and engineering at Stanford University and previously worked in design at companies like Tommy Hilfiger.  

Currently, she is focused on bringing soft, flexible circuits (e-textiles) to scale through her company, Loomia. Her mission is to create tools for engineers and designers who are creating next-generation products. Throughout the course of her work at Loomia, she has developed e-textile prototypes and workshops for companies like North Face, Google, Flextronics and Adidas.  

Her work has built the foundation for 6 granted patents and has led to invited lectures at Universities such as Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, NYU and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

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