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.
User needs and expectations continue to advance. Medical device technology needs to keep pace. For a successful design, take the following requirements into consideration.
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.”
The requirements an adhesive must fulfill to hold your device to it safely provide a myriad of opportunities to fail.
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.
Treating adhesive selection as a trivial exercise can result in manufacturing issues, device malfunctions and potential patient harm.
10 factors design engineers must consider when creating stick-to-skin medical devices.