Join us at the Wear It Festival, Berlin, 19-20 June

Join us at the @WearItBerlin on June 20 for @DrjacobSkinner’s workshop on Developing Wearable Tech: Shortcuts and Watchouts and his talk on Meaning and Purpose in Wearables. The Festival promises two days filled with inspiration, learning from successful companies and meeting the most important influencers within the Wearables industry. Use discount code ‘friends-of-wearit’ for 20% off your ticket. We hope … Read More

Visit us at Wearable Europe Exhibition, 11-12 April, Berlin

IDTechEx Show 2018

We will be exhibiting at IDTechEx Show! 2018 (Wearable Europe Exhibition and Conference). Visit us at stand L12. Our team will be happy to offer a free consultation for your project. 11-12 April 2018, Berlin. Wearable Europe is a conference and exhibition focusing on wearable technologies, applications, and their commercialisation progress. The speaker program is carefully crafted by IDTechEx analysts. The … Read More

Wearable trends show maturity and opportunity in 2018

wearables trends 2018

Wearable trends show maturity and opportunity in 2018 With insiders and the public agreeing that Wearables were in need of a shakedown and reboot in 2017, what has changed and what is going on in 2018? If March 2017 punctuated the end of an era, 2018 has already shown strong signs of the start of a new chapter in Wearable … Read More

Thrive Wearables is partnering with WTS to run this year’s Innovation Zone

Thrive Wearables, formerly Nine Degree Products, is partnering with Wearable Technology Show to bring to live the Innovation Zone. Our skills as an agency encompass concept generation, connected product prototyping, sensor technologies, data science, electronics, app development and form factor design. Our focus on vertical markets in Wearables makes the partnership with the Wearables Technology Show a great fit. Founder … Read More

Sharing our entrepreneurial story

Excited to be a part of the panel discussion at Resilience: Fashion Entrepreneur Stories! event, 28 Feb, London We are excited to be a part of the Fashion Tech panel – Resilience: Fashion Entrepreneur Stories! , London 28 Feb. Our founder Jacob Skinner will share his entrepreneurial story as part of a panel discussion alongside these three esteemed panellists: Lauren Bowker – Founder of … Read More

Nine Degree Products is evolving into Thrive Wearables

Nine-Degree-Products is evolving to Thrive Wearables

Nine Degree Products has grown rapidly over the last few years. Founder Jacob Skinner explains why we are evolving into Thrive Wearables. “When I founded Nine Degree Products in 2015, the world was a different place. Google Glass was cool, MisFit and Pebble were poster children of the Wearables scene and AI was a curiosity, rather than a reality in … Read More

A New Wave Of Innovative Wearable Tech Is Emerging #WareableTechAwards

innovative wearable tech

It was great to attend the Wareable Tech Awards last night, up in shiny Shoreditch. Mano and Muchaneta from FashNerd were in fine spirit, despite trotting in from across the planet for the show. It was a joy, but not a surprise, when Hadeel Ayoub was crowned the “Saves the Day Project of the Year” award winner on the night, … Read More

Take Your Prototype To The Next Level With WEAR Sustain

prototype development

Wearable technologies Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation (WEAR Sustain) is a European Commission funded (yay! for Europe!), 2 year, €3m Horizon 2020 project, which aims to connect people from art, design and creative industries with technology and engineering professionals. The aim? To develop sustainable and ethical wearable and e-textile products, utilising the breathtaking opportunities Wearables and IoT presents to … Read More

The Dawn of Wireless Charging

wireless charging

Ok – so the heart rate has gone down again, life can slowly get back to normal. Apple have finally released the product we all already knew about. One upgrade to the flagship phones is wireless charging. If we are being technically correct, consumer grade wireless charging solutions have been kicking around for at least a decade. The basic technology … Read More

Big news at the Central Research Laboratory

central research laboratory

I was in London last week and decided to pop along to an event at the CRL (Maker Connections) in Hayes and Harrington. What with Cross Rail and mega development, the area is changing faster than a Lean Startup. It was great to catch up with Mat Hunter (mega experienced hardware developer) and also a previous NDP mentor, Mandy Nyarko, who is … Read More