Virtual Engineering Week 2020 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Virtual Engineering Week Schedule Viewer


Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

All times listed below are PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Alex TongueCTOThe Shape Sensing Company

Alex Tongue has been working with fiber optics and 3D shape sensing technology since 2012. After his start with the technology at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, he transitioned to the commercial side of fiber optics and focused on bringing Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry-based fiber optic sensing solutions to market. Since this transition, Alex has spearheaded the research and development of 3D shape sensing solutions. He has been a part of a variety of projects focused on biomechanics, orthopedics, as well as vascular, pulmonary, and gastro-intestinal procedures. He now serves as the technical leader of The Shape Sensing Company, focused on integrating the technology into the next generation of medical devices

Presenting: