Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Room 201A at MD&M West

During this BeyondWest Tech Talk, Brandon Tillman will join a special guest speaker from 3M, Dr. Del Lawson, to lead a discussion on what is Trending Now in Medical Wearables. The discussion will explore the latest trends being seen in the marketplace, key considerations that design engineers need to know when approaching their next project, specifics on how leveraging 3M Science of skin can improve wearable performance and user experience, how FDA regulations are influencing designs, and more.

Presentation: Leveraging 3M Science of Skin to Improve Wearable Performance and User Experience

Abstract:  We are seeing significant growth in wearable health monitors for healthcare and fitness applications.  Many of these devices perform and require sticking to skin.  This talk will explore the challenges of skin as a substrate, and considerations for selection of the proper adhesive.  In addition, Dr. Lawson will discuss the challenges of “long wear” device attachment and share results of some recent in-house 3M clinical studies completed and new product launches along with challenges for the future.


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Meet the Speakers

Del Lawson Sq


Del R Lawson, PhD.

Global R&D Technical Director, Medical Device Solutions

3M Medical Solutions Division


  • 30 plus Years of 3M R&D Development and Leadership

  • Engineering Research Scientist/Supervisor

  • Biotechnology Solutions Department, Genomics & Proteomics R&D Manager

  • Automotive Master Black Belt (Six Sigma)

    • Automotive Latin America Business Development & Lighting Leader

  • Commercial Solutions Division – Commercialization Mgr

  • Medical Device Solutions, Global Lab Director


Brandon Tillman sq

Brandon Tillman

Managing Director, Point of Care Business Unit

ATL Technology


  • 20+ years in the Medical Industry

  • Diverse background in purchasing, sales, operations, quality, and business development

  • Expertise in medical wearables, patient monitoring devices, and diagnostics

  • B.S in Microbiology, MBA



In this Tech Talk, you will learn about:

  • How FDA Regulations are Influencing Designs
  • UX Considerations to Improve Patient Adoption
  • Leveraging 3M Science of Skin to Improve Wearable Performance and User Experience
  • Ensuring Project Success
  • Q&A
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