Innovation & Inspiration
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From brainstorm or introduction to wearable technology, to the selection of integration techniques and materials, we help you develop your wearables.
Inspiration & Innovation Consultancy
The world of wearables can be overwhelming for (new) companies, playing with the idea of introducing their product or technology in this new and rapidly developing market.
The textile industry is completely different than the electronics or product production lines, and what type of integration technique fits best with your development? What is printed electronics, conductive textiles, interconnections and why do you need to know the difference between a woven and a knit?
What steps and budget should you have in mind when developing garment or wearable, including electronics, and what requirements and certifications apply to you?
Our experienced team can show you the way and can help you get started. We can do so by having different consultancy sessions. One of our preferred and tested ways is our Wearables Workshop in our Wearables Lab, where we have all kinds of developments and products ready to see, feel and experience. This way, you can quickly decide and get started with developing your wearable.
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Our development process
From idea to market-ready product or any step in between, we can assist clients with product development at any stage of the wearable development cycle: Whether it is turning an idea into a Proof of Concept to acquire funding, developing an existing Proof of Concept into a prototype for user testing and validation, or helping partners iron out the final wrinkles before scaling up production. The Elitac Wearables development process is specifically designed to maximise predictability and minimise risk.
Find out more about our wearable solutions for the safety, health, and sports sectors here.
Why clients choose us as their development partner
We have developed several successful wearables for the safety, health and sports sectors. Even though the wearables we develop utilise the newest and experimental techniques and materials, our experience allows us to accurately plan the development process and deliverables. This minimises risk and upfront investments for our partners.
Wearable technology improves continuously as a results of new scientific insights and the development of new materials. To ensure we are always up-to-date on the latest techniques, we invest significant time and resources in research. We partner with several universities, hospitals and research institutes from around the world to translate results from scientific research into practical applications.
We have a multi-disciplinary internal development team consisting of hardware, software, industrial and soft goods design, marketing and business development experts. We only rely on external parties for raw materials. The fact that each discipline is involved in every step of the development process means that the end result makes sense from all perspectives.
We have developed hardware and software building blocks that allow us to produce prototypes more cost-effectively and in shorter time frames. For example, we have several integration techniques ready for application and our proprietary/custom OS ‘TacOS’ allows for faster, cheaper and more compact wearable development.
We have a 180m2 state-of-the-art Wearables Lab with all the equipment required to develop wearables. The entire product development cycle can be handled in-house: from idea to prototyping, to limited production (up to 100 pieces). For production at a larger scale, we have a reliable network of manufacturing partners.
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