The Science of Skin: Designing Wearable Medical Devices

Tuesday, June 5; 12 PM – 1 PM

Skin is unlike any other substrate. It sweats, grows hair, secretes oil, harbors bacteria, constantly sheds old cells, regenerates new ones and changes with health, environment and age – characteristics that are far from universal.

Understanding these unique skin factors and the design challenges they present prior to delving into a stick-to-skin device project will help steer the product development process down a clearer path. Experts at 3M will lead a session dedicated to the considerations designers and developers of wearable medical devices must consider when building wearable medical devices.