Here are a few past projects that were contributed to.
The CoolDrift Versa is a device that is clinically proven to help users get to sleep faster. This is accomplished by using research that showed cooling a users forehead helped them get to sleep faster.
With the Ebb Therapeutics Cool Drive Versa we started with the concept of taking the previous version and removing the liquid fluid system and replacing it with solid state cooling devices. This project started as a rough idea and through research and development went from initial proof of concepts to the final engineering prototype that was used for the first round of user testing.
The main development that went into this design was determining the amount of energy produced by the average person’s forehead and designing a cooling module that could remove some of that energy. This module consited of a thermo-electric cooler, heat exchanger, and fan contained inside a minimal housing.
From initial concept to final prototype was just under a year of development.
The 4moms car seat was designed to give the new parent the sense of security and protection when installing their child’s car seat. This was accomplished by the use of intelligent controls and systems. The device consisted of polypropylene shells, aluminum and steel components, three motors and gearboxes, two user interface assemblies, two load cells, and eight D cell batteries.
This project was completed while working for 4moms on the Car Seat team. Initially this project was on its fourth prototype and was taken all the way to pre-production and crash testing. Three separate trips to the contract manufacturer in Asia were taken.
This project spanned a total of 4 years of development.
Seegrid builds autonomous guided vehicles and needed a way to remove the laborious step of manually charging the vehicles.
When joining the team an initial functional prototype had been built. After researching the product requirements, new concepts are created and explored. The team then reviewed the different approaches and decided on a chosen design. This design was then built as a low fidelity proof on concept to prove out the basic features in the real world. Once it proved to work as expected, it was fully designed in cad with consideration for manufacturing processes and physical assembly. To fully understand the system three units were installed on-site to learn all the variables and interactions between the system and vehicles. Once a full iteration had been revised, it was launched in a small beta. During the beta there were many improvements found that could have only been identified while in full use. These learnings resulted in a second revision of the system.
The total length of this project lasted over 2.5 years.