Adhesive Challenges with Wearable and IoT Devices

Voler Systems Presented:

Adhesive Challenges with Wearable and IoT Devices
April 6, 2022

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Joanne Moody-1Designing a medical device has many challenges. Creating wearable medical devices that stick to the skin is high on that list of challenges. For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use. Adhesives play a crucial role in ensuring that devices don’t fall off or injure the skin.

JoAnne Moody explores selecting adhesives for Wearable & IoT Devices in this session. Based on the increasing trend for devices attached to the skin, it is essential to consider adhesive selection early in the design phase. Key factors to consider include device design and application needs, such as wear time, wear location, sterilization, and biocompatibility. Skin adhesive development steps involve mockup prototypes and tests.


  • JoAnne Moody, Principal Consultant and President of Zeta Scientific LLC

    JoAnne Moody, with 25+ years’ experience in medical devices, provides technical expertise, fresh insights, and solutions to challenging adhesive/plastics bonding and joint design problems. As the Principal Consultant and President of Zeta Scientific LLC, Ms. Moody pursues her passion in solving materials science problems from startups to Fortune 500 companies, training teams to overcome hurdles, and successfully moving products forward. Her experience encompasses R&D, process, testing, scaleup, product transfers, and low-to-high volume manufacturing.

    Before consulting, Ms. Moody’s professional employment included 3M, Boston Scientific, EndoSonics Corporation, Raychem (now TE Connectivity), and Liquidity Nanotechnology Corporation. Ms. Moody is also recognized in Silicon Valley for event planning, nonprofit collaboration, and student outreach. Her degrees include an MS in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (University of MN) and BA in Chemistry (Hamline University, MN).

    Walt Maclay
    Voler Systems