Product design for cooler pet beds. Literally.

A cool concept. A bed for your pet that will help them keep their cool, literally. The Porticos team was approached to redesign a non-functional cooling pet bed. Product design: Engineering challenges overcome by critical thinking An interesting concept that had several pieces and parts from the different components involved in the bed itself, analysis […]

Fiercely Small: Porticos Helps Design Radios that Channel Durability and Portability

Police need reliable technology that can work overtime. Fire responders need loud, clear communication tools that work in any environment. EMS need multiple communication channels, so they’re always accessible. They all need their equipment to be as tough as the people using them. But just like the rest of us, emergency responders also need their […]

Porticos Perspective featured on IBM’s Internet of Things blog

In a post titled “Why human centered design is critical to solving problems with technology“, Porticos President Greg Patterson described the Porticos approach to product design. He also described the experience of working with the Emerging Technologies jStart Team at IBM to develop hardware sensor mounts for the bikes of the US Women’s Cycling Pursuit Team. For more, check […]

Innovation and Experience: Porticos Sponsors Internet of Things Meetup

The popularity of IoT—or, the Internet of Things—isn’t difficult to understand; after all, IoT is the field of smart watches, phone-controlled homes, and t-shirts that can measure your heart rate. It’s a field brimming with innovative startups, investments from tech heavyweights, and research in medical, military, industry, and consumer applications. As an engineering firm helping companies […]

Porticos Supports Local High School Robotics Team

Porticos is a proud sponsor of the TechnoWolves, a local team of high school students who will be completing in the National FIRST Robotics competition this January. At the competition, the team will be presented with a new challenge by FIRST (with stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); then the TechnoWolves will […]

Porticos to Exhibit and Speak at PCB Carolina in November

Porticos is a proud to be a bronze-level sponsor for North Carolina’s premier electronics trade show, PCB Carolina 2015. In addition to exhibiting at the event,Porticos President Greg Patterson will be leading a session, “Designing the Complete Product.” The lecture, one of the 11 technical sessions this year,  will look at the importance of inter-discipline collaboration with regards […]

“Thank you, interns!” A Spotlight on Porticos’ Summer Engineering Interns

As Back-to-School supplies fill store shelves, Porticos prepares to say goodbye to three interns who will be returning to their academic careers after a summer of work with the engineering team. Before the interns returned to their books and labs, their Porticos mentors took time to spotlight their impressive contributions in product design, prototyping, problem […]

Supports Product Design Innovation By Funding Senior Project At NC State

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Porticos Supports Product Design Innovation Porticos recently completed a year-long senior design sponsorship at North Carolina State University, challenging three students in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science (TECS) with a real-world project. Seniors David Warren, PJ Burger, and Brian Kieber studied the Porticool vest, a Porticos invention introduced at the American Society […]

Porticos Shares With CAARE Garden This Holiday Season

Helped Establish an Innovative CAARE Garden This season, the Porticos team continued the holiday tradition of giving back to the community by working with Durham non-profit CAARE, Inc. Our crew helped establish an innovative healing garden that will provide therapeutic benefits and skills training for our nation’s veterans. Our Porticos volunteers pitched in to construct […]