5 New Flood Prevention Products

Floods are becoming more common around the world. What was once a 100-year phenomenon is now a seasonal trend that homeowners must deal with. And the main solution deployed to fight these rising water is sandbags – 1000’s upon 1000’s of sandbags made from burlap or polypropylene. But is this the most effective method? As product designers,  we began thinking about the challenges of floods and exploring other product solutions already on the market. See what we found below: Water gate is a clever PVC device that uses the pressure of […]

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Filed under: Industrial Design

How much do prototypes cost?

Prototype costs can range from a $100 to upwards of $30,000 for high fidelity connected devices.   Video: Reasons why we prototype One of the most common questions we get is how much does a prototype cost to make? This is a tricky question, as prototypes can be free or cost upwards of $100,000. It all depends on why you want a prototype.   So, why do YOU want a prototype?   If you ask any of the recent people we talk to, many will have a different answer. Some […]

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Filed under: Design Engineering

Startup Journey to the Dragons Den

When Canadians execute on great product ideas they have an opportunity to pitch them on Dragons' Den. We have seen this first hand with over half a dozen clients making their way to face the Dragons' on CBC. And the majority have been successful! This fall, we are excited to see two more clients - Toddler Monitor and Rolling Desserts - pitch their hardware products on Dragons' Den. Both clients have gone through the entire product development process and are building on successful crowdfunding campaigns that exceeded their goals. Now entering volume […]

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Filed under: Client News

6 ways manufacturing in Asia can be disastrous

If you want to build your product in Asia, you need to know the manufacturing process inside out. And, if you lack this knowledge, you need a partner who ensures that you are never without the information you require. What follows are the areas where the companies we work with most frequently require help in Asia. As you will see, contract manufacturing risks begin in the earliest stages of design, and extend to the management of contract manufacturer (CM) relationships even after your product is on the market. 1. Consider […]

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Filed under: Blog

New Medical Device Receives Health Canada Approval

Often the hardest part of medical product development, is not the tough technical challenges but the nail-biting wait for licensing and certification of your product. Luckily, for our client Joylux, the wait is over. Last week, Health Canada released their approval of Joylux’s vSculpt product as a licensed medical device. About vSculpt: vSculpt is the world's first over-the-counter handheld medical device utilizing LED (light-emitting diode) technology to help treat the millions of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). Users can download a compatible mobile app to assist in […]

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Filed under: Client News

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