2021: The Future of Product Development

2021: The Future of Product Development

New year, newer products, which means that every step of the product development process has to push for innovation. The year 2020 has empowered many companies to apply for design-thinking methodologies to broader business and operational changes. Our Austin product development firm considers inventing products as an innovative solution to help people make their daily lives and activities easier.

Below are some of the exciting predictions on the future of product development in 2021.

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Our Austin Product Development Firm on Design Thinking

In today’s world, speed and efficiency is everything, especially at our Austin product development firm. Imagine if a product were to excel in one-go? Instead of making various prototype versions, one could command the computer about product details (weight, height, color, form, structure) and make it come true in one simple design. Our Austin product development firm combines generative designs with the emergence of additive manufacturing, so we are able to get our startup clients their concept from idea to store shelves faster than traditional engineering firms. 

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Our Austin Product Development Firm on IOT

As our Austin product development firm found, deep AI integration will be the primary value added to IoT (Internet of Things). What happens when Artificial Intelligence meets the Internet of Things? It unlocks a smart, connected, advanced network of devices that seamlessly communicate over powerful 5G networks, unleashing the power of data faster and more efficiently. 

The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things or Industrial Internet) brings together brilliant machines, advanced analytics and people at work. These innovative strategies can help drive smarter, faster business decisions for companies. IIoT use of real-time data analytics and machine-to-machine sensors to optimize operations, logistics and supply chain, can help industries forecast the challenges and prevent costly errors and workplace injuries. For example, designed by our very own Austin product development firm, in collaboration with our Toronto firm, PetBot is an IoT device that allows one to interact with their pets, whether it is dispensing pet treats with the quick-response motion sensor or capturing captivating selfies of the beloved pets while being away from their pets. PetBot has enhanced an effective way for owners to communicate and monitor their pets, and for pets to communicate with a smart mobile bot friend.

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Driver Monitor Systems (DMS):

Driver monitoring systems (DMS) are making a significant contribution to road safety, both in commercial truck fleets and passenger cars. These systems use a camera to monitor driver alertness that not only recognizes the driver but also checks their level of vigilance. Its purpose is to alert drivers when signs of drowsiness or distraction are detected. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance and Monitoring Systems) can trigger alerts to the driver and initiate an intervention to manage the control of the vehicle. Camera-based driver monitoring systems are an integral element of next generation ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance and Monitoring System).

To prevent future traffic accidents and accidents-related fatalities, the underlying demands for DMS has progressed over the years, bringing out other attributes to the system such as as the growing use of advanced image sensors, camera systems and softwares that allow the systems to track driver’s eyes even when they are wearing sunglasses or at night. The new safety standards and increased automation in for Driver’s Monitoring System will spur advancement around in-vehicle monitoring technology and prevent future roadside fatalities and eliminate driver fatigue.

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process or our Austin product development firm, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at +1 (888) 806-6256 (MAKO) and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm in North America for providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, inventors, and small manufacturers. 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 from coast-to-coast 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.

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