We are pleased to introduce you to the next speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Alexander Kern
Institute for Mechatronics at Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH).
We are honored to have Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kern with us at the interACTIVE HAPTICS Conference 2023. He will speak about the following topic:
“VIBROTACTILE ACTUATORS – HOW TO REALLY QUANTIFY THEIR PERFORMANCE FOR A MORE GENERAL APPLICABILITY“
Thorsten A. Kern received his Dipl.-Ing. (2002) and Dr.-Ing. (2006) degrees from Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDA), Germany, in the fields of actuator and sensor development for medical human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in applications like minimally invasive surgery and catheterizations. He is currently the director at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany, of the Institute for Mechatronics in Mechanics. He previously worked in Automotive Industry at Continental as an R&D manager for interior components, leading a team of 300 engineers worldwide. He joined Continental in 2008 covering various functions with increasing range of responsibility in actuator development, motor development and active haptic device development before shifting toward R&D management and product management on Head-Up Displays. Between 2006 and 2008, he was working in parallel in a startup focusing on medical interventions and was the main editor of the first edition of “Engineering Haptic Devices”. He joined Hamburg University in January 2019. His interests are specifically focused on all types of electromagnetic sensors and actuators and their system integration toward larger motor- or sensor-systems in high-dynamic applications. Since 2022 he is vice-president of the EuroHaptics Society and currently holds the position of the dean of the mechanical engineering at TUHH.
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