Propose a disposable, semi-disposable, or re-usable skin patch wearable
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Wearable devices are taking on new forms and functions every day. Fitness trackers such as Fitbit have changed from simple step-counters to advanced systems that track heart rate, sleep patterns and more. Other types of body-worn wearables are breaking the molds of what we expect technology to accomplish in our day to day lives.

In addition to the startling new functionalities wearables offer, the technology behind them is becoming more affordable to produce. We want to look into the future of innovative and affordable wearables, specifically patch-like wearables. What scenarios are there in which a skin patch wearable could provide value? What functionality could that wearable provide?


Propose a (non-medical) disposable, partially-disposable, or re-usable skin patch or patch-like wearable technology:

1. What is your idea or use case for a patch-like wearable technology?

2. How does your device work and what problems does it solve? (Focus your solution on this question! We want to know what unmet customer need or pain point we can address)

3. What makes your device unique and why does it work well as a disposable, partially-disposable, or re-usable product?

4. (Optional) Sketches, drawings, CAD renderings, mock-ups, charts, videos, graphs or any other visuals that support your argument


Put your device into the context of a business use case and explain target users, value proposition, market differentiators and anticipated business hurdles.

Things to consider:

- The device CANNOT be a medical diagnostic device- focus on general purposes such as exercise, child protection, wellness, sleep, etc.

- The best submissions will consider our position as the device’s manufacturer.

- Consider factors impacting the proliferation of wearable devices and ubiquitous computing, such as meaningful usages, aesthetics, battery life, security and privacy

- Technologies will become cheaper to produce so don’t be too concerned if your disposable, partially-disposable, or re-usable wearable would have too high of a price point in today’s market

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
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