Startup company FokusLabs is now part of the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina’s new Commercialization Center.

The new center helps entrepreneurs get new products to market quickly by taking advantage of advisory and testing services offered by the WRC. FokusLabs, using a combination of psychology and technology, developed a wearable device to help support those with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

FokusLabs is a recipient of an NC IDEA grant. The company’s patent-pending device is intended to help the increase the time the wearer spends learning and completing work. Based on a proprietary algorithm, the FokusLabs wristband vibrates and issues a reminder phrase, which prompts the wearer to listen or return his or her focus to the task at hand. The company said that sample studies showed wearing the wristband increased the time spent learning and being productive.

“Becoming a part of the WRC Commercialization Center will help provide critical resources that we will need as we begin to utilize the funds from the NC IDEA grant to propel our product forward towards production,” FokusLabs founder Rich Brancaccio said in a statement.

The FokusLabs wristband is expected to be released in the fall of 2014.