Wakemate came to tool. with an idea. They were developing a smart phone app that would monitor the dips and peaks in the user’s sleep cycle and determine the best time to wake the individual. The app required the user to wear a wristband during the night which tracked subtle body movements. Wakemate had developed the software, but they asked tool. to design a wristband and the user experience with the product. Comfort and ease of use being key factors that determined the design and construction. tool designed, engineered and used manufacturing partners to manufacturer the product for initial orders.

It had to be comfortable, stylish, and one-size-fits-all. tool. drew upon its knowledge of soft goods–gleaned from various helmet, athletic gear, and medical gear projects–to create a pillow-soft wristband perfect for any size wrist.