Your next fitness wearable could be a patch


Researchers at the University of Texas say they have found a more efficient way to manufacture patches that could ultimately replace that Fitbit, Jawbone, Apple Watch or other fitness-centric wearable device.

According to the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Nanshu Lu, an assistant professor at the school, has created a manufacturing method that can create “disposable tattoo-like health monitoring patches for the mass production of epidermal electronics.”


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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