Design 1st delivers a functional voice activated prototype in 6 weeks
Developing the world's first virtual caregiver
Dennis Fountaine, CEO of Silicon Valley based Transcendent Technologies, recognized early the disruptive potential of voice controlled devices. The key opportunity he saw was helping seniors at home with medical needs through a voice enabled companion.

But after evaluating off-the-shelf products like Google Home and Amazon Echo,  there were two major flaws: "wake words" required to initiate interaction and memorization of voice commands needed to execute functions. 

Dennis saw the opportunity to add layers of intelligence to automate the voice services function through a stand-alone hardware solution.

Knowing he had a limited window to develop such a product, he began a search for the right team. This search led him to Design 1st.
Recent News and Events 

Client Toddler Monitor Blows Past $25,000 Kickstarter Goal  

Calgary entrepreneurs Krista and Lisa surpassed their Kickstarter goal by 138%, crowdfunding $58,343. If you have a toddler or know someone who does - now is the perfect time to pre-order the device.

Building New Relationships in China

The Design 1st team has already been to China three times this year. View photos from our most recent trip where we conducted quality inspections with clients, toured new manufacturing facilities and built new business relationships.

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Intel Enterprise IoT Program in UK

Design 1st was excited to be selected to participate in Intel's Enterprise IoT program in London, UK. This April we flew across the Atlantic to learn, network and interact with global IoT leaders.

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