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Dexcom G6
While users of the Dexcom system greatly valued its enhanced ability to monitor their glucose levels, applying the subcutaneous Dexcom sensor to their bodies was an obvious pain point that was a barrier to wider adoption.
Ethanfold Ciari
The Ascender
Life on the road is all glamour, right? Well, for those rock gods who don’t have roadies and “people,” traveling with a guitar is a serious pain.
06 Work Case Study Pro Nova H1 @2X
ProNova SC360
Imagine being strapped into a large machine, completely immobilized, for an hour while it delivers high doses of radiation to treat your cancer. Imagine doing this daily for up to six months.
06 Case Study Perlick Range Fridge H1 @2X
Perlick Collection
Perlick, a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential refrigeration, wanted to offer a complete in-home luxury kitchen appliance suite. They identified an opportunity to add a new column refrigerator/freezer product platform as part of their residential strategy.
06 Case Study Scout H1 @2X
Rideamals
Kid Trax makes a wide range of battery-powered ride-on vehicles for toddlers and children up to seven years old. They make super-cool play versions of farm and construction equipment, sports cars, police cars, motorcycles, trucks, dune buggies … you name it.But what about a ride-on animal?
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Connected Faucet
The earth’s supply of freshwater is finite. Our population and its demand for water is not. In the U.S., it’s not just the West that’s affected. Longstanding droughts, aging infrastructure and rising demand mean that hundreds of cities and towns are at risk of severe shortages either because of lack of water or unsafe drinking water.
06 Work Case Study Leggett And Platt @2X
Presto Frame
Buying a mattress has been a predictable experience for the last 50-plus years – go to a mattress or furniture store, choose your mattress and bed frame, and have the store’s delivery service bring it to your home and set it up for you.
06 Work Case Study Hand Cycle Hero H1 @2X
Lend a Handcycle
Most of us have fond childhood memories of tooling around the neighborhood on our bikes with friends. For children with physical disabilities, that experience is too often out of reach.
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Onelink® Smoke & CO Detector
Smart appliances deserve equally smart design. Consumers expect connected products to be functional and beautiful. First Alert engaged us to develop a fresh aesthetic that would communicate their latest technology in an appropriate premium-design statement.
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Onelink® Connected Safe
No more forgotten codes or lost keys. First Alert’s Onelink connected safe enables users to manage the protection of their valuables with a smart phone app.
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Satellite terminals & solar array
This is truly a big, hairy, audacious goal – connect the whole world to the Internet. Provide the half of the world that currently has no access to the digital revolution with a platform to participate, which will spur improvements in the economies, living conditions, healthcare and education of developing countries.
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EXOGEN® Ultrasound Bone Healing System
EXOGEN® is the only FDA-approved bone healing device that uses ultrasound to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Therapy is performed at home by the patient in a simple process that takes 20 minutes a day.
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ZipClean™
Bottling plants use overhead airveyor systems to move empty plastic bottles from the start of the line to the sanitizing station prior to being filled. Dirt and debris that accumulates along the tracks can fall into bottles, potentially contaminating beverages.
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Valve Replacement BioReactor
About one percent of all infants are born with heart problems. Infants and children with malformed or missing heart valves may need multiple valve replacement surgeries throughout their lives.
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DoseView 3D 3-Axis Water Phantom System
The accurate delivery of high-dose radiation can significantly improve outcomes for cancer patients. Nothing short of perfect positioning and calibration of equipment is acceptable. In collaboration with Standard Imaging’s engineering team, we created a calibration device for three-dimensional mapping of radiation therapy dose distribution.
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The Coaster
Coaster Pedicab has operations in nine cities from Boston to San Francisco. The pedicab business model is fairly unique — the operator rents the bikes to self-employed, licensed pedicab drivers who earn their living off of fares and tips. So when mechanical problems keep a pedicab in the shop, it directly impacts everyone’s bottom line.
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Raman module prototype development
Many industries, particularly chemical and pharmaceutical, use spectrometry to analyze the properties of raw materials. Recognizing the need for an easy-to-use, flexible instrument to meet a growing range of applications, Thermo Scientific developed the Nicolet™ iS™50 spectroscopy system.
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ProSpeed™
Consumers view polished floors as a sign of quality and cleanliness. But there is a price to be paid in water and product waste, indoor air quality, labor costs, and the strain placed on the backs of cleaning personnel.
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INOmeter EB
Ikaria’s INOtherapy™ is a suite of FDA-approved nitric oxide inhalation therapies used to treat newborns with hypoxic respiratory failure (HRF), a life-threatening condition in which cells are unable to receive enough oxygen. Ikaria approached us to design a meter that supports accurate billing of the drug therapy.
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Buell Blast
While Harley continues a century-long romance with motorcyclists, research showed that younger potential buyers think sportbikes and cruisers are difficult to drive, expensive, and intimidating.
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Bontrager Oracle Helmet
Bontrager is a subsidiary of Trek that produces bike components, accessories and apparel. The company challenged us to create a high-quality, lightweight, adjustable fit system with a compelling aesthetic to match their sleek helmet design.
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Utility Terrain Vehicle
An agricultural equipment manufacturer chose us to create a powerful new aesthetic for an existing product line of utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) to open up new business opportunities for their company.
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nCode Triad Racquet
Wilson Sporting Goods, a worldwide-leader in sports equipment, enlisted our help to develop a new, distinct visual appearance for Wilson’s 3rd-generation Triad tennis racquet product line.
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Shock FX Catcher and Umpire Helmets
Standing behind home plate is a particularly dangerous place to be. Catchers and umpires are especially vulnerable to head injuries from errant pitches and foul tips. In recent years, almost two-thirds of the players on Major League Baseball’s seven-day concussion list were catchers.
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