I have no idea as to how many marvelous concepts started out as mere "gadgets". Designers, engineers, and "lay people" wanting to improve a situation or do serious "what-if" work that ultimately lead to devices, eventually commercialized, solving problems for millions. This might be up for discussion, but one Mr. T. Edison was possibly the greatest gadget freak of all time. I think Allied is to be commended for sponsoring such a great contest and I would hope they keep up the good work.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
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