Client success is the number one priority at MAKO Design + Invent. It is extremely motivating and inspiring to see our clients’ advanced progress after developing they recently started developing their product with us. We look up to them for continuous inspiration as they join the MAKO family, and their achievements become a reflection of our joint efforts in developing a product that is truly remarkable. Our friend and client Adam Paulin is a great example of that relationship.
Adam recently came to MAKO to help improve a wearable technology design that he believes will disrupt the weight loss industry. His ground-breaking invention, Thin Ice, is a clothing line that aims to help individuals with weight loss. Going to the gym might be one of the hardest activities to fit into our busy schedules. As a personal trainer, an entrepreneur, and a Neuroscience and Psychology graduate from the University of Toronto, Paulin has always been interested in finding a way to use extensively cold temperatures to benefit the weight loss industry.
His wearable technology design stimulates thermo-receptors at the base of the user’s foot to speed up their metabolism. Cooling chips embedded within the wearable technology design trick your body into thinking it’s in a cold environment, and the body responds by warming up and burning fat to keep the blood warm. The Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) pathway is the vital target for Thin Ice. It is our body’s internal thermostat helping us naturally burn 50% of our calorie intake by simply generating heat to keep our body at room temperature. This is similar to jumping into a freezing pool and having our body slowly adapt to the temperature. The revolutionary technology behind Thin Ice targets BAT in the same way, helping trick your body into thinking it’s cold, without actually feeling cold. The wearable tech design can be connected to your smart phone with the Thin Ice APP, allowing users to track their calories and adjust the temperature of the wearable technology design to their liking.
The Wearable Technology Design’s Success on Indiegogo
Having launched his Indiegogo Campaign last week, we are extremely thrilled to see Adam gaining an overwhelming amount of support from the public. Only 8 days in to the campaign and the Thin Ice Team has reached over 1,573% of their funding goal, exceeding their goal by over $200,000! MAKO is extremely proud of Paulin’s success, and will continue to cheer him on as the number of supporters continues to skyrocket.
We simply love our industry for reasons like this. To able to contribute to such an innovative product that is bound to impact the lives of many is tremendously rewarding for us. The relationship that we develop with our clients is a true reflection of the dedication and effort that we jointly invest in projects. Congratulations Adam!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!