Wearable product development 2018-03-08T10:35:54+00:00

Wearable product development

2M is experienced in creating wearable products. We help to sharpen the overall product concept, develop the product, (medically) certify it and bring it into production. During this path we work closely together with client and the end user to create the best possible solution.

Modular approach

2M uses a modular approach to sensors, hardware, signal processing and embedded software. This enables reuse and keeps technical risks and development costs low. Next it allows fast prototyping and testing your ideas.

Small, extremely thin and low power devices

2M is skilled in extreme miniaturization by making quality architectural choices, selecting the smallest components and skills and experience in creating small Printed Circuit Boards. We have experience with extremely thin, bendable PCBs (semi-ridged & flex) PCBs and also with printed electronics. This allows the creation of extremely thin sticker like products that work extremely low power.

Design, tooling, textile integration

We have experience with integrating (waterproof) electronics in textiles and jewelry. We can create the design of your product or with outside product designers and do the mechanical design and integration with the electronics so that the best possible solution is created.

Wireless connectivity

We have in-depth experience with wireless techniques like Bluetooth (LE), WIFI, LORA, GPRS, RFID and proprietary wireless and wired communication protocols. This included custom antenna design.

Signal Processing & translation into embedded software

We are experts in coming up with smart algorithms to measure existing or innovative parameters on humans, animals, plants or the environment and turning these into robust embedded software code that can work under the most demanding circumstances.

Application areas

We create wearables for e-health, sport, medical devices, agro-food and other applications where small low power solutions are needed.

Web / app / cloud

2M specializes in sensor products but is also able to make complete solutions. Often this is done in cooperation with partner companies that are focused on web/app and cloud solutions.

Steps towards a product

Product development almost always follows a fixed number of steps.

Product requirements

Get a clear view on what requirements are truly needed for the first product. Remove all unnecessary non-value adding features and functions so that there is a clear focus of what the product will do.

Proof of Concept

The Proof of Concept is a first working version of the product idea. We create it to test technical feasibility of the core sensing parts and key requirements. This way the technical risks can be minimized early in the project.

Alpha Prototype

The alpha prototype is a first version of the product including all product requirements like design, dimensions and functionality. The alpha prototype is based on the final system architecture and is used for testing with a small number of users to get initial feedback.

Beta Prototype

User feedback is integrated in the beta prototype. The beta prototype is typically used for larger scale user and/or validation testing (10-100 users).

Industrialization

During industrialization all missing elements are filled in required for product release and production. CE certification is finalized, production tools created, required tests executed and documentation finalized.

First batch of products is produced