Wearable Devices | What Will We Be “Wearing” in the Next 20 Years?

by Genesis Plastics Welding Marketing Team Genesis Plastics Welding Marketing Team

In 1966 we were in awe of Star Trek’s out-of-this-world mantra to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” And the iconic Spock direction to—Beam me up, Scottie—is still as recognizable now as it was 50-plus years ago. Humans are just drawn to gadgets of any kind. We always have been. Today, we communicate via phone, watch, internet, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and just about a hundred other platforms to stay connected. But in the early 1960s it must have seemed crazy to think that a Combadge could be tapped once to active and twice to deactivate and was used as a universal translator, a distress beacon, and actually added a bit of novelty to the well-known Star Trek uniform.

You might call that 1960s Combadge a wearable device in today’s marketplace. From your Apple watch or personal insulin pump to motion trackers and heart monitors—we are wearing our technology more today than ever. Users and manufacturers are looking for ways to improve the user experience, improve interfaces and data sharing, and constantly on the search for cutting-edge alternatives to monitoring safety, health and wellness.

“The sky’s the limit when it comes to wearable tech in healthcare and potential innovations extend way beyond activity trackers,” Forbes contributor Unity Stoakes writes. “We’re already seeing sensors that improve quality of life, enable home diagnostics, make virtual health and remote monitoring possible, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

So, who is at the bottom of the iceberg to help you take your potential medical device wearable product or concept from the beginning stages of navigation to staking your flag at the top of that icy climb?


Genesis Plastics Welding has the experience, innovative spirit, safety and quality control, and commitment to top-notch customer service that is needed to manufacture and serve global OEMs. Our certification approved processes include:

  • Radio Frequency Welding
  • Plastic s Heat Sealing Technologies
  • Clean Room Manufacturing
  • Quality Systems
  • Material Handling Expertise

Medical Device Wearable Devices

Our vast manufacturing experience in the production of medical devices such as compression devices, therapy devices, irrigation, drainage other fluid bags—and already-in-place certification in the medical industry—make us a valuable partner as you seek out manufacturing assistance for your medical device wearable. Not sure how to take your idea from a cocktail napkin to the production line? Genesis Plastics Welding knows how important the right research and development can be especially for a device that will have to perform with high standards if consumers are to actually put them to use in a way that will make a positive impact on their lives. With quick turnaround for prototyping and 3D print capabilities, your wearable device can become a reality sooner rather than later.

They say that innovators also are looking to go where “no man has gone before.” US News and World Report shares that the medical technology product industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. Everyday consumers, especially those monitoring their health and wellbeing, are hungry for medical devices that can make their lives simpler and safer while monitoring their health without them having to worry about traveling to a doctor’s office or a lab.

Innovators and Thought Leaders—Genesis Plastics Welding is listening to the need for a launchpad for entrepreneurs to bring technology from concept to the marketplace. MedTech Launch—a new division of Genesis Plastics Welding—and their go-to-market strategy focuses on excellence in design and development with an emphasis on foundational components such as, product definition and requirements, key tolerances, proof of concept and documentation, prototyping, quality management, compliance, regulatory support, labeling, packaging, sterilization, validation, regulatory support and overall manufacturability, while overcoming design hurdles and mitigating risks.

At the infancy of most technology is risk. Will this work? Will it make a difference? Will I be able to bring my idea to life? Having collaborative, experienced, and entrepreneurial partners like Genesis Plastics Welding and MedTech Launch that can help steward your medical device wearable from beginning to end can mitigate the risks and increase the odds of success. Today, we track every step we take and every calorie we eat. We send an email through our watch. We actually do have a manned space station! Maybe the sky really isn’t the limit…Scottie and Spock would be proud of how far we’ve come.

Have a medical device wearable in development? Chat with our design and development engineering team.