Research and Development

Smart technologies are changing the preventive health narrative. Over the next five to ten years, our healthcare in America and beyond will encourage us to move from a reactive society, who has been conditioned to seek care after an event. To a proactive society who will learn how to eat, stay active, and treat your mind. With the intent, from when you are first welcomed into the world. HIL, has invested a significant amount of time and discovery into understanding what prevention will look like for the average consumer, family, community, and population. We believe that digital tools will compliment the mobile lifestyle of our current and future generations.

User Experience and Industrial Design 

Our user experience and industrial design services focus on the front end of product development. Our process involves both qualitative and quantitive research methods.  User, design and usability research are a significant part of every program.  We use scenario development, conceptual sketching, use cases, and iterative prototyping to communicate our findings in the field. HIL, conducts usability testing in simulated environments with users to vet proof of concepts and elicit user feedback.

Which is leveraged in the minimum viable product phase, to test the core features sufficient for deployment in shorter duration pilots tested in actual customer environments with users.  The intent is to use the data collected to validate if the initial problem or goal has been solved in a manner sufficient enough to move forward.  Especially relevant in Internet of Things space of connected physical devices and digital experiences.

Innovation Workshops

These hands-on workshops are collaborative sessions offering the opportunity to test-drive design tools on usability and technical areas of R+D and product development. Participants walk away with frameworks they can take with them and apply in their daily work. There are four innovation workshops, plus a go-to-market one-week boot camp covering wearable healthcare technologies, how to build innovation teams, a wearable tech deep-dive session, and a focused wearable problem solving workshop. We also offer a one-week go-to-market boot camp, which is an intensive proof-of-concept sprint structured around the early stages of conceptual development designed for implementation and deployment of a scalable IOT device.

Innovation Lectures

Our team of experienced, industrial designers, healthcare strategists, ux researchers, ux designers, scientists and engineers will stimulate your group with challenging ideas and thought provoking insights that are intended to influence your organization’s R+D outcomes. We provide qualitative and quantitative insights into developing early stage smart wearables. Our goal is to spur thought leadership at your organization, to tightly focus on tangible, scalable solutions based on new business models delivering a sustainable ROI. We’d like to help push the innovation needle within your organization.

Our Expertise

  • Disruptive, outcome driven, incremental, product and service innovation
  • Translating exploratory, basic, applied research into scalable solutions
  • Identifying product roadmap opportunities
  • Developing consumer facing wearables and embedded systems for IoT
  • Expertise in health monitoring, sensor technologies, data analytics, predictive modeling for behavioral modification
  • Outcome specific, scalable business models using wearable data
  • User research, user experience and user interface design
  • Device utilization scenarios, use cases, and wearable system strategies
  • Reference design, proof of concept and minimum viable product development using technology readiness levels
  • Usability testing, simulated and actual environments
  • Usability pilots, technical feasibility, deployment
  • Material science of soft and hard goods, safe on or in-body applications