NGIMU

New generation inertial measurement unit (IMU) for film and performance

A new generation of IMU

An inertial measurement unit (IMU) that senses and tracks position changes through movement

Small enough to fit on the wrist, the NGIMU combines on-board sensors that track orientation, velocity, pressure, rotation and acceleration. Movement. In all directions. To begin with, X-IO Technologies was using vacuum casting, manual assembly and frequent retooling every 20-or-so units, costing the company time and money.

The company came to Ignitec for help reducing manufacturing costs and optimising its processes in producing its new-generation IMU. The company wanted to feel confident its commercial product would hold its own in a competitive market.

Accuracy and streamlining

Rethinking the design significantly reduces production costs and enhances experience

Exploring high-volume injection moulding and automated assembly, reducing part count and material use, we helped create a unit that paid for itself in just a few cycles.

In an area small enough to fit on a wrist, NGIMU has a triple-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer, as well as a barometric pressure sensor and humidity sensor.

Its onboard Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) sensor algorithm combines inertial and magnetic measurements to provide a drift-free measurement of orientation relative to Earth.

Users can configure settings, view real-time sensor data, perform calibration and plug in to export data to software for interpretation in programs such as Microsoft Excel and MATLAB.

Reduced
costs

An industrialised device with reduced production costs optimised to meet new commercial demand

As demand for NGIMU grew, its manufacturing costs needed scaling.

We helped X-IO Technologies reduce outlay by 90% and now NGIMU is a viable commercial product that puts X-IO Technologies on the map – quite literally.

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I need to find new opportunities, explore new technologies and plan product roadmaps

Workshops

We can help you find new opportunities. We run design sprints and idea generation workshops with you and your stakeholders along with our key technical and creative people.

Research

I want to test a new technology or prove a theory

Research

We can help you with the application of science, design and engineering. We build technical demonstrators and lab test bench devices to test, demonstrate and validate new ways of doing things.

Design

I need a design team to bring together a technology product or medical device.

Design

We can help you develop new products, embedded systems and software. We are a broad and experienced team of designers, engineers, electronic engineers and software developers.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Prototypes

We can build complex electro-mechanical prototypes, PCBs, test rigs and bespoke devices. All of our prototyping and assembly is done in-house.

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Manufacture

No problem, we help build entire supply chains for our clients. We can help with all forms of manufacture, inspection, assembly, certification and shipping.

Confidential

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Confidential

No problem, we do it all the time. Get in touch and we will sign your NDA or send you our standard template. We can then discuss your project in confidence.

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions

Let’s have a chat

Here are some conversation starters!
Workshops

I need to find new opportunities, explore new technologies and plan product roadmaps

Research

I want to test a new technology or prove a theory

Design

I need a design team to bring together a technology product or medical device.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Confidential

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions