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User Study, Product Study, Ergonomics - User, Product & Space

Interacting with the potential user of the product is of utmost importance in any design process. Finding the right balance between form and function begins with involving the user in the design process right from the start. The product that was under development, had issues on form - the user was not comfortable with the handle of the smart cane device, though the product was technically working perfectly.

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Clay Modeling, 3D Scanning:

After collecting the strain points on the hands from different user groups, we decided to change the handle to a more user friendly form. The form had to be organic shape, not just a tapered cylinder like most cheap handle grips. This was done also to accommodate different percentiles.

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Concept Development & Prototyping:

From the 3d cloud data collected from scanning the clay model, the concept generation process was started. The main criteria for the user was that the product should not look too crude and bulky. It must have color options. It should feel like the part of the stick and it should be easy to attach to the stick by a visually challenged person.

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Production Kick Start & Launch:

The Smart cane was well accepted by the user group and started sales in India and was also Selected & Approved by Royal Institute for the blind , UK for international marketing. Launched by our Honorable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The product was an instant hit and proved to be yet another success for the Indian entrepreneurial movement.

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