Wearable technology leverages a diverse set of skills, from aesthetic design, through the electronics, digital interfaces and data science. Our team are completely focused on developing their knowledge in these key areas and bring this to bear in a systematic way for our clients.
We find that the form a wearable takes is as important as the functions it has. We develop the form of a product from the start, where iterations can be user tested early to understand behaviour and preference. These prototypes are created with function in mind, but form as the priority.
Proof of concept
Our team are experts in the sensors, electronics, network connectivity and data architecture of wearables. We initially work on mock-up technology, which can be built quickly and used to inform the final component selection. Functional prototypes don’t look like the final product, but they give rapid access to sensor signals for analysis, and programmable hardware for software development.
Writing native and web applications for wearables is an art. Connectivity to physical hardware requires an extremely specialised set of technical skills, where power efficiency and algorithm distribution is key. Our apps leverage industry standard tool chains, combined with highly optimised code to create seamless experiences on mobile and web platforms.
Data science module
Leveraging the data created by the sensors on modern wearable technology products is what sets them apart from traditional electronic devices. By considering the device, mobile and cloud infrastructure available for a specific product, we design both training algorithms and real time analytics to run in all three environments seamlessly, harnessing the power of AI on wearables.
“Working with the Thrive team allowed us to de-risk our planned technology roll-out. They delivered a body of research and concept work to our team to guide and inform decision making at board level.”
Barry Nee, Chief Information Officer, Care UK
FROM THE BLOG
Read about the latest news and developments in Wearable Technology
Thrive recently hosted the Wearable Wellness Track at GIANT Health 2018, a segment of the show which was packed with lively debate as well as inspiration and insights into the future. The speakers and panellists who featured throughout the day demonstrated...read more
Thrive Wearables CEO, Dr Jacob Skinner, presented at the Digital Health World Congress in London today. He spoke to a packed room of NHS practitioners, technology providers, and health and wellness industry experts on ‘Enabling Health and Wellbeing with...read more
Wearable USA 2018 at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara has drawn to a close and now it is time to reflect on the discussions and interactions that took place during the two-day conference and consider what those mean for the those of us working in wearables. It can be...read more
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