Enhancing Wearable Devices with Advanced Gesture Recognition

Ignitec specialise in developing wearable technology with cutting-edge gesture recognition capabilities. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts brings together industrial designers, mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, and software developers to create seamless solutions that integrate gesture recognition into wearable devices. With our rapid end-to-end approach, we help our clients transform their ideas into market-ready products.
Wearable Technology Health Technology

Client: VybPro

We developed a wearable device with accurate gesture recognition capabilities to prevent front line workers touching their face to reduce risks of Sars-Cov-2 infection. Our in-house team of specialists provided invaluable support in hardware design, gesture algorithms, and manufacturing, leading to a manufacture-ready product in just 6 weeks.
What we did:
  • Collaborated closely with the client to understand their vision and requirements
  • Designed and developed the hardware for the wearable device
  • Created sophisticated gesture recognition algorithms to accurately interpret hand movements
  • Leveraged off-the-shelf wristbands for cost-effectiveness and availability
  • Provided manufacturing support for quick prototyping and production
Hardware Design Gesture Recognition Algorithms Manufacturing Support Prototyping
The Challenge:

Developing a wearable device with accurate gesture recognition capabilities posed a significant challenge for VybPro, a health tech startup based in Bristol. They recognised the importance of enabling wearers to interact with the device seamlessly using hand gestures, but faced hurdles in implementing the technology effectively. VybPro approached Ignitec to overcome these challenges and create a wearable solution that would set new standards in gesture recognition.

What We Did:

Ignitec worked closely with VybPro to turn their vision into reality. Our team of experts collaborated extensively with the client to understand their specific requirements and design goals. Leveraging our multi-disciplinary capabilities, we developed the hardware necessary for the wearable device, ensuring optimal ergonomics and user-friendliness.

To enable accurate and reliable gesture recognition, we designed and implemented advanced algorithms. These algorithms allowed the device to interpret hand movements precisely, distinguishing between different gestures such as answering a phone, adjusting glasses, or scratching the nose. Our in-house expertise in gesture recognition algorithms ensured seamless integration into the wearable device.

In order to achieve a rapid and cost effective solution, we incorporated off-the-shelf wristbands into the design. This approach not only reduced manufacturing costs but also improved the availability and accessibility of the wearable solution.


The collaboration between Ignitec and VybPro resulted in the successful development of a wearable device with advanced gesture recognition capabilities. The integrated gesture recognition technology enabled wearers to be conscious of when they were at risk of passing infection from their hands and surfaces to their face.

The wearable device accurately interpreted hand movements, providing users with seamless control and interaction. Whether it was answering calls, adjusting settings, or performing specific actions, the device responded accurately to users’ gestures. Our team’s in-depth understanding of the client’s vision and requirements, combined with our technical expertise, allowed us to develop the hardware and advanced gesture recognition algorithms in record time.

The integration of off-the-shelf wristbands provided a cost-effective solution without compromising on functionality. This approach enabled quick prototyping and production, ensuring a swift path from concept to market-ready device. Ignitec’s commitment to innovation, efficient development processes, and in-house expertise in hardware design and gesture recognition algorithms played a vital role in the rapid development of VybPro’s wearable device.

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