Proof-of-concept Wellness Watch demonstrates technology integration and accelerated product development.
Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, has teamed up with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.™, a pioneer in analog integration, to develop proof-of-concept products for the $70 billion wearable device market. Collaboration leverages Logic PD’s Internet of Things (IoT) expertise and Maxim’s technology to accelerate wearable product development.
The first concept resulting from the collaboration is the Wellness Watch, a wearable fitness monitor that displays the user’s body telemetry to a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Developed in approximately two months, the wearable watch concept combines the application of Maxim’s technology and Logic PD’s ability to design, develop and manufacture wearable devices.
Wearable devices sense and communicate information through wireless means while consuming very small amounts of power. The Wellness Watch demonstrates Maxim’s power and battery management, sensors, and wireless communication technologies in wearable device applications.
“Technology is driving device development but it is the integration of the technology based on user needs that ultimately empowers the use of the device by consumers,” said Chris Neil, senior vice president, industrial and medical solutions group at Maxim Integrated Products.
“With Logic PD’s systems-level expertise and user understanding for connected devices combined with our technology, we can help companies bring their products to market more quickly.”
The insights from the collaboration have resulted in the creation of a step-by-step application guide for developing a wearable device that will enable Logic PD clients to build off of a development ready foundation to save time, money and reduce risk.
Jason Voiovich, vice president of marketing at Logic PD, said:
“In the rapidly evolving wearables segment, time is of the essence.”
“The speed at which product design and proof-of-concept must occur presents unique challenges for companies who are used to the traditional prolonged product development. Working with Maxim, we’ve validated the path for quickly bringing products from design to deliverables early on. The insight gained gives companies a head start with which to address the needs of their end users.”