Elizabeth and Phil met at the studio to work on alternative materials (space bags) for our new prototype using the industrial seam press machine. Our previous prototype #3 materials choice were nylon shower curtain for its’ waterproof and elasticity properties. However, with curtain being single ply layer sheet, we need to fold and seal all […]Read more "Mock-Up #2: Ziploc Space Bag Vest Process"
First we drew a schematic for the pattern of the vest. We then experimented with the materials. This is a shower curtain that we used the industrial heat sealer to seal edges of the plastic. We then filled the compartment with water and sealed the final edge to create a packet of water. This […]Read more "Mock-up #1: Shower Curtain Vest Video"
packH2O also had some very interesting facts on their website, which really solidifies how large this problem truly is. I am very impressed with their design and can only image how big of an impact packH2O has already had on the people they’ve helped. So from one innovator to another, thank you. http://www.packh2o.com/Crisis/index.html Excerpt from […]Read more "Creative Boards: Elizabeth’s Inspirational Images"
“A backpack loaded with a day’s worth of books and gear can be a heavy burden for your child. Before you start packing, experts recommend a simple set of guidelines to follow that will help you measure the weight of your kid’s backpack against his or her body weight. ‘The AAOS recommends that a child […]Read more "Research: Guidelines for Amount of Weight Children Can Carry"