An adhesive developer explains why skin is so challenging to adhere to, why it’s never too early to explore skin-adhesive options for your wearable device, and recent milestones in stick-to-skin adhesive longevity.
As an essential material that creates an intimate connection between the device and its user, and is paramount to functionality, the consideration of adhesives should be brought in at the beginning of the design process.
Adhesive selection can make or break the success of a stick-to-skin wearable device. This article reviews six questions to ask the next time you design a device intended for wear on fragile skin.
Managing how a material can affect a device’s success starts with a strong, collaborative relationship with your materials supplier, which can help prevent a myriad of issues throughout the development of medical devices.
User needs and expectations continue to advance. Medical device technology needs to keep pace. For a successful design, take the following requirements into consideration.
Manufacturing microfluidic devices requires sophisticated techniques.
Skin is an ever-changing organ. Its complexity makes it a challenge when designing wearable devices. When you design adhesives and devices that are made to stick to skin, there’s a lot to consider. Start your design with skin in mind. Learn more by reading “Meeting the challenges of skin.”
To make the most accurate strips possible, it is important to be aware of issues that can arise during a test strip’s lifecycle.
Skin is the largest organ in the body and as such it is critical to the maintenance of our bodies.
Adhesives are ubiquitous. With virtually limitless applications, the retail stick-to skin market is a good choice for companies looking to expand their product offerings.