Industry / Company / Service

Consumer Electronics / Accessories / Build Prototype

 

 

Need:

An inventor was not happy with his initial prototype and desired assistance to resolve the problem

Approach:

We reviewed the objectives and current results and made recommendations

Results:

The inventory cancelled work with the current prototype developer, identified another designer and created a design that won industry recognition

Short Description:

The inventor was concerned about delays in the prototype development process and wanted to know if we could help. Our first effort was to review his objectives and the documentation he had provided the prototype developer. We understood what the inventor thought were problems and upon review of the current prototype identified several other issues that would be a problem in manufacturing. We suggested finding a design firm that had more experience in these products.

The inventor found a new design firm and began working to create a greatly improved design. The design was presented at a national consumer electronics show where it won honorable mention in its category. The product received significant press helping it achieve greater recognition. We continued to work with the new designer to solve some critical issues and get the prototypes built. The product is currently in early production stages.