Design meets function with wearable healthcare patches
Putting patient comfort first: Platilon® and Baymedix® materials help to advance comfort and skin sensitivity in electronic skin patches, resulting in increased wearing comfort and ultimately enabling a more patient-centric approach.
Especially in the smart wearable sector, it is essential to move away from a product that has a classic medical technology look to a product that consumers like to wear.
Materials for the next generation of electronic patches
The future is now focused on digitalized healthcare and we’re taking action by combining breathable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films on which electronics can be printed with skin-compatible foam and adhesive so that the patch firmly adheres to the skin, without causing skin irritation. The thermos-formable foam and adhesive are based on Baymedix® polyurethane raw materials. Soft and flexible patches which use these materials offer patients more freedom of movement and support different applications for vital sign monitoring. At the same time, this opens up the option to make wearable patches a fashion accessory for those required to wear them. In terms of design, there are two options: a hardly visible patch for patients who may not want others to see their patch; and a fashion-forward patch for patients who wear their patch with pride.
Complete solution for modern wearable patches
“Covestro offers material solutions for improved design compared to current products on the market. The range we offer is a response to the growing customer demand for materials with increased wearing comfort.”
- Skin-friendly Breathable and low-trauma materials
- Comfortable The patch is soft yet lightweight. It adheres firmly to the skin but allows painless removal.
- Nearly invisible or fashion forward Patches made with our materials can be used both for patients who prefer to keep the patch private and for those who enjoy wearing it as a fashion accessory.
- Efficient Designed for customers using a roll-to-roll manufacturing process.