The engineer’s guide to wearables: Lessons learned from design mishaps

29 May 2020 by

Designing wearable medical devices that help patients monitor and manage chronic illness is no easy feat. Materials, components, research, and brainpower need to work seamlessly together.

When they do, what comes to life are devices that change lives.

We’ve compiled our knowledge from working with design engineers and device manufacturers around the world to help you innovate and build successful wearable devices more easily and efficiently. With this guide, you’ll learn:

  • What users really want out of their wearable devices
  • A wide array of missteps your peers have encountered when bringing wearables to market – and how to avoid them
  • How materials work together and impact device manufacturability and success.

Together, we can build the world’s next generation of wearables that improve people’s quality of life and eliminate stressors of managing chronic illness.

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Applying perception science to wearable medical device design

The experience of pain and discomfort highly motivates behavior and people will go to great lengths to avoid it. Medical wearables have the ability to transform lives provided they are willing to use them. Discover how the perception of pain and discomfort can guide the creation of wearable devices that are comfortable to wear and painless to remove.

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When you design lifesaving devices, accuracy is critical. Each layer within a blood glucose test strip plays a crucial role.
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