Smart Skin-Adhesive Patches: From Design to Biomedical Applications

Siu Hong Dexter Wong, G. Roshan Deen, Jeffrey S. Bates, Chiranjit Maiti, Ching Ying Katherine Lam, Abhishek Pachauri, Renad AlAnsari, Petr Bělský, Jinhwan Yoon, Jagan Mohan Dodda

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With the advancement of medical and digital technologies, smart skin adhesive patches have emerged as a key player for complex medical purposes. In particular, skin adhesive patches with integrated electronics have created an excellent platform for monitoring health conditions and intelligent medication. However, the efficient design of the adhesive patches is still challenging as it requires a strong combination of network structure, adhesion, physical properties, and biocompatibility. To design an assimilated device, one must have a deep knowledge of various skin adhesive patches. This article provides a comprehensive review of the recent advances in skin-adhesive patches, including hydrogel-based adhesive patches, transdermal patches, and electronic skin (E-skin) patches, for various biomedical applications such as wound healing, drug delivery, biosensing, and health monitoring. Furthermore, the key challenges, implementable strategies, and future designs that can potentially provide researchers in designing innovative multipurpose smart skin patches are discussed. These advanced approaches are promising for managing the health and fitness of patients who require regular medical care.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2213560
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2023


  • biomedical applications
  • design strategy
  • E-skin patches
  • skin adhesive patches
  • transdermal patches
  • wearable patches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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