SMART PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH QUO
12. March 2020 -
SMART IS TRENDY
Intelligent mattresses have been available on the mattress market for several years now, and a distinction can be made between two types: Mattresses that are only equipped with sensors that collect different data, and those that can be adapted to the needs of the user. Current trends such as self-tracking, individualisation and digitalisation are driving demand for these products. In this context, a functional prototype for a smart mattress, which adapts to the needs of the user and convinces with high comfort and individuality, was developed together with a customer.
CORE COMPETENCE: PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION
In an initial phase the customer and QUO conducted an ideas marathon together. The resulting ideas were further refined in a workshop and the next step involved the specific technical development of three different concepts. During the construction of functional samples, QUO was able to draw on its many years of experience in prototype construction and to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the individual concepts through measurements and functional tests.
Prototyping went one step further: a demonstration model was built, so that test users can experience the new functions of the smart mattress. An important basic component in QUO’s product development is user feedback, which is enabled by such demonstrators.