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.
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.