Proof-of-concept Wellness Watch demonstrates technology integration and accelerated product development
MINNEAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 1, 2014 — 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.
“In the rapidly evolving wearables segment, time is of the essence,” said Jason Voiovich, vice president of marketing at Logic PD. “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.”
About Logic PD
Logic PD ( www.logicpd.com, www.logicpdinsights.com) collaborates with clients to help them launch products that accelerate their growth and capture value in the Internet of Things (IoT). Logic PD helps at any stage in the product lifecycle by being the complete product innovation and product realization company for connected devices in the world’s most demanding markets. From system integration expertise to embedded and connected device offerings, Logic PD helps its clients identify opportunities, reduce risk, and control costs to deliver innovative products to market faster. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Boston and San Diego.
About Maxim Integrated
Maxim is the leader in analog integration. From mobile to industrial solutions, we're making analog smaller, smarter, and more energy efficient. Learn more at www.maximintegrated.com.
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