PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

Recreational athletes strive to stay limber and active but struggle with serious lactic acid buildup and soreness. PDT got to work with Moji to create a truly unique solution to ease their pain.

Pain relief doesn't have to come in the form of a pill.
Girl using Moji 360 Dynamic Massager on thigh, calf, hip, and back

Moji 360 Dynamic Massager

Heat and Massage

Heat and massage are the prescription for muscle pain, but we found it was difficult to deliver these in tandem to one’s own body.

Prototypes of Moji 360

Omni-Directional Spheres

By implementing carefully positioned omni-directional spheres (with heat!) we could provide a wide range of flexibilities to target major muscle groups and troublesome trigger point knots.

Sketch of Moji 360

Creative Solutions

Great ideas are useless unless they can be effectively implemented, so we made creative solutions come to life with a strong mechanical and electrical foundation.

Electrically engineered heating strips inside Moji 360

Maximized Performance

The PDT electrical engineering team tested different battery powered heating concepts to determine which would maximize the heating performance and minimize cost. Very early prototypes were used to test the heating performance.

Circuit board

New Developments

We developed a printed circuit board assembly to control heating and charge batteries from an external power source. We also developed firmware which monitors and controls heating temperature, battery charging, and provides heating/charging status to the user through a single bi-color LED.

Moji 360 molding

Manufacturing Support

We stayed with Moji to support their first molded product manufacture overseas, ensuring a smooth transition to completion.

Moji 360

The Total Package

Effective function, Sleek design, Lifestyle driven and selling like hotcakes!

About Product Development Technologies (PDT)

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product design and development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 70 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association.

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