Smart &
Wearable Technologies.

Gaining a deep understanding of the users needs is critical to any successful new product development.
Using key insights coupled with our expert design knowledge, we can create world-leading technology products.

You’re likely to have questions such as who can design an enclosure for my new technology? Can my design be miniaturised so that it is more compact and lightweight? Have I selected the most reliable components; how long will my battery last? Or even, will my target users adopt my product once it’s been launched?

Smart and wearable technologies are at the forefront on innovation, blending functionality, style and cutting-edge technology to enhance everyday life. Bringing such complex products to market requires an approach that balances design, engineering and user experience. This is where specialised product design consultancy can make a significant difference.

We understand the intricacies involved in developing smart and wearable devices. Our team of experts combine deep technical knowledge with creative design thinking, turning visionary ideas into practical, competitive products. From initial concept development to prototyping and final production, we provide comprehensive support at every stage of the product development process. We ensure that your product is not only aesthetically appealing but is also technically sound, user-friendly and aligns with the users’ requirements.

By partnering with us, you will gain access to state-of-the-art tools, innovative design methodologoies along with a wealth of industry experience. All of which is crucial for navigating the challenges of the smart and wearable technology market.

Our Approach.

Our trademarked Rapid Product Development (RPD) Pathway is central to every project. Whether you want to work with us to design an award winning consumer product, or a game changing medical device – we will walk you through a series of stages so that we can achieve the best outcome for your business. Our design management approach ensures that your technical, commercial and financial risks are mitigated throughout the entire development journey.

1 - Foresight

We will determine the technical and commercial viability of your design idea at the start of your journey.

2 - Concept

Then, using digital sketching, we'll explore a variety of possibilities to establish the best design direction.

3 - Development

Our expert team will create your product in a virtual environment with specialist in-house 3D CAD software.

4 - Detail

Prototyping technologies will allow us to test your design - ensuring that it meets the needs of its users.

5 - Optimise

Final refinements will be made so that we can prepare the engineering data needed to manufacture your product.

6 - Verify

It may then be necessary to engage an external test house to verify that your product meets safety regulations.

7 - Handover

Finally, we'll provide access to our network of manufacturing partners to produce the product we have created.

Case Study.

VRGO fyt is a wellbeing technology that helps to improve posture, reduce sedentary habits and promote physical activity within desk-based environments. An ultra-thin force sensor array neatly conforms to any chair profile and records user data, which is transmitted to a web-based user interface, via the connected Bluetooth control module located at the rear of the chair. A simple and informative dashboard gives an overview of the users seated health and provides exercise suggestions, along with other helpful content, for the user to engage with.

Our Work.

We have achieved ISO 9001 & 13485 accreditation, enabling us to offer product design, research, development and
prototyping consultancy to private companies and public sector organisations in medical, consumer and industrial markets.

Customers & Partners.

“The fantastic team at ITERATE provided us the opportunity of turning our ideas into reality. They understood our brief from the outset and met all deadlines in regard to demonstrating potential design ideas and fully functional prototypes. We have been testing our prototype 3D Scanning Platform for the past few months and it has delivered in every aspect and we are very excited to launch the finished product in the New Year.”

Stuart Rees, Managing Director, Dacey Orthotic Solutions Ltd.


What are the key considerations in designing smart and wearable technologies?

Designing smart and wearable technologies involves ensuring user comfort through lightweight, ergonomic and skin-friendly materials, while maintaining a long-lasting battery life for uninterrupted use.

The device’s functionality must offer meaningful, user-friendly features that address real-world needs. Privacy and security are paramount, requiring robust encryption and secure data handling practices to protect user data. Additionally, the aesthetic design should be attractive to encourage user adoption and regular use. Balancing these factors is essential for creating effective, appealing, and practical wearable technology.

What role does data security and privacy play in the design of wearable technologies?

Data security and privacy are critical in the design of wearable technologies, as these devices often collect sensitive personal information. Ensuring robust encryption methods to protect data both at rest and in transit is essential. Implementing secure authentication mechanisms prevents unauthorised access. Privacy by design principles should be integrated, meaning data collection is minimised and user consent is prioritised.

Transparent privacy policies inform users about data usage, enhancing trust. Overall, prioritising data security and privacy safeguards users and ensures the long-term success and adoption of wearable technologies.

Can I use additive manufacturing to produce Smart & Wearable products?

Yes, additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, can be effectively used to produce smart and wearable products. This technology allows for highly customisable designs tailored to individual user needs, enhancing comfort and fit. It enables the rapid prototyping and iterative testing of new designs, reducing development time.

Additive manufacturing also supports the integration of electronic components directly into the structure of wearables, enabling more compact and efficient designs. Additionally, it allows for the use of advanced materials, including flexible and conductive polymers, which are ideal for wearable applications. Overall, 3D printing offers significant advantages in the innovation and production of smart wearables.

How do you address power and battery life challenges in wearable devices?

Addressing power and battery life challenges in wearable devices involves several strategies. Utilising low-power components and optimising software for energy efficiency are essential. Incorporating energy-efficient wireless communication protocols, like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), helps minimise power consumption. Battery technology advancements offer better energy density and longevity. Implementing power-saving modes and adaptive algorithms can dynamically adjust performance based on usage patterns. Additionally, exploring alternative energy sources like solar power or kinetic energy harvesting can supplement battery life. Ensuring these strategies are integrated effectively can significantly enhance the usability and lifespan of wearable devices.

How do you ensure the comfort and usability of wearable devices?

Ensuring the comfort and usability of wearable devices involves several key factors. Ergonomic design is essential, using lightweight, breathable and skin-friendly materials to enhance long-term wearability. Adjustable and flexible components allow for a better fit across different body types.

User-friendly interfaces, such as intuitive touchscreens and simple controls, improve ease of use.

Comprehensive testing with diverse user groups helps identify and address potential comfort and usability issues. Additionally, balancing functionality with minimalistic design ensures the device remains unobtrusive and convenient for daily wear. Prioritising these aspects ensures wearables are comfortable and practical for everyday use.

How do you test and validate the performance of smart wearable devices?

Testing and validating the performance of smart wearable devices involves a comprehensive approach.

First, functional testing ensures all features work as intended under various conditions.

Usability testing with real users assesses comfort, fit and ease of use. Performance testing evaluates battery life, connectivity and sensor accuracy.

Environmental testing exposes devices to different temperatures, humidity and physical stresses to ensure durability.

Data security tests verify encryption and protection measures.

Finally, regulatory compliance testing ensures the device meets industry standards and certifications. Continuous feedback from users during field tests helps us refine and optimise the device for market readiness.

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