As experts on haptic feedback and the integration of electronics and textiles, Elitac Wearables helps partners develop wearables from idea to successful product.
Collaborative development from idea to market-ready product
- Expertise: We specialise in haptic feedback and the integration of electronics and textiles, and have over 8 years’ experience developing successful wearables for various sectors. By investing continuously in research we ensure that we are always on the forefront of new technological developments
- From idea to final product and anything in-between: We have all the required facilities and disciplines in-house to help customers develop products from idea all to the way to successful product. Our Agile development process and proprietary operating system (TacOS) minimise risk and allow us to turn customers’ ideas into reality faster.
- Adding real value: All concepts and wearables we develop are fit for purpose, robust and commercially viable. We develop wearables that add real value, whether this is in creating a safer work environment, improving the quality of life of people suffering from medical conditions or pushing the boundaries of human performance.
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.
Our Agile development approach allows us to accurately predict progress and costs, while keeping a strong emphasis on the end user. It also means we can quickly identify and fix defects.
Our development process
We can assist partners 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.