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Wearable Electronics
Sue ChambersMar 24, 20141 min read

Wearable Electronics Sector to Grow to Over $70 Billion by 2024

Did you know one of the first pieces of wearable technology dates back to the 1600’s? This hot tech gadget was the Abacus ring.

Wearable technology as an industry has since seen tremendous growth. From fitness devices that track workouts to health monitors that communicate with family members and doctors in real time, these devices provide us with instantaneous data that brings together technology and everyday life.


Electronics Adhesive 3M 467MP provides the perfect bond for this electronics device.

Today wearable technology is a $14 billion dollar industry. With industry leaders such as Nike, Google, Apple, Samsung, Phillips, and Fujitsu, there is a great opportunity for innovation and life-altering technology to emerge on a global scale. These companies and many others continue to invest in research and development every single day. New studies project wearable technology to increase its value over 5 times to $70 billion over the next decade. Many project the industry to continue to bring together medical, healthcare, wellness, and fitness into the world of technology.

Adhesives play a major role in wearable technology. They are important from a medical and electronics standpoint. Stick to skin adhesives must be carefully chosen and designed to eliminate skin irritation, allergies, and other discomfort. Choosing the right electronics adhesive can allow for flexibility, conductivity, thermal management, re-workability, and much more. Strouse has proven experience in these industries working with top medical companies such as Medtronic, MC10, and Neodyne Biosciences, while working with top electronics companies including Phillips, Fujitsu, Xerox, Lexmark, and many more.


Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.