ID Group Turns Vision Into Reality on ABC’s “American Inventor”

Huntington Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) April 29, 2006

ID Group, Inc., a multi-disciplinary product development studio, today announced its role in helping Francisco Patino turn his new invention into a real product on tonight’s ABC Television Network’s hit show “American Inventor.”

“American Inventor” is the biggest search ever for America’s best new invention, and the embodiment of the ultimate American dream. As the list of contestants was narrowed to the final twelve, each was given $ 50,000 to develop their product, refine it and take it to the next level.

ID Group worked with Francisco Patino to perfect his invention for a “Double Traction Bike,” taking the product concept to production-ready prototype in less than 30 days.

The vertically integrated capabilities of ID Group to research, design, build and test new products helped Patino converge on a market-ready product under the intense pressure of an aggressive development schedule.

“The technologies within our development environment allow us to deliver world-class designs and prototypes to our clients that are manufacturing-ready against timelines that wouldn’t even be attempted 5 years ago,” said Jeremy Wilkens, ID Group Design Manager.

The “Double Traction Bike” is a new bike design that features a second seat on the front of the bicycle, so that an additional rider can sit and help power the bike with their own set of pedals. ID Group led Patino through the new product development process starting with ergonomic studies, functional mock-ups, conceptual sketches, onto 3D product development, and ultimately to a physical prototype.

The technologies making up ID Group’s supporting cast include a host of software from various companies including Adobe