Commercial & Industrial Products

HazMatID Elite

The HazMatID Elite is a portable chemical identifier used to detect hazardous chemical and biological substances. Military and civilian first responders use it to quickly and accurately detect health and safety risks in the field. In one minute or less, the HazMatID Elite identifies and categorizes thousands of possible chemical warfare agents, explosives, toxic industrial chemicals, narcotics and suspicious powders.

Designed by Rob Tannen, Ph.D., Jim Monzo, Matthew Thomas and Keith Fraser of Bresslergroup; Doug Winner, Gene McGraw, John Pelosi, Jim Frey and John Laverack of Nexus Design LLC; Product Manager: Dustin Levy, Project Manager: Kyle Oberndorfer, Head Software Engineer: Eric Zuidema, Head Electrical Engineer: Len Cardillo, Head Mechanical Engineer: Walter Perec, Head Firmware Engineer: Paul Hetherington, Head Application Scientist: Michael Frunzi, Head System Engineer: John Stein, Manufacturing Engineering Lead: Javier Santiago, Quality Assurance Lead: Joy Davis, Technical Support Lead: Pete Curulla and Technology/Domain Expert: Terry Sauer of Smiths Detection Inc. for Smiths Detection Inc.

Contact: Michael Flanagan - mflanagan@bresslergroup.com

 

LBR iiwa

The LBR iiwa is a lightweight robot that opens a new chapter in the cooperation between human operator and robot. It feels its way toward objects, can be gently pushed away by the user, and withdraws from them if the user touches the robot directly. The LBR can assist in surgical medicine and other medical industry applications.

Designed by Mario Selic of Selic Industrial Design; and Achim Heinze, Andre Reekers, Dieter Schaab and Jorge Torres of KUKA AG

Contact: Mario Selic - mario@selic.de

 

VESTA "pressure vacuum sintering furnace"

The VESTA "pressure vacuum sintering furnace" features a simplistic and smooth design that makes it possible to move it into any room without disassembly, while the large temperature indicators and the intuitive touch screen enable the user to manage the entire operation at a single glance.

 

Shure Axient™ Wireless Management System

The Shure Axient™ Wireless Management System is an innovative platform of inter-related tools for the planning, setup and direction of wireless events such as the Grammy’s, Super Bowl and many other high profile live performances playing around the world. Comprehensive and failsafe, the Axient™ ecosystem of components and capabilities represents the most fully realized vision yet for the integration of RF management and control solutions. Shure and Essential partnered to create a sophisticated design of over 10 unique products that balances bullet-proof reliability, introduces rechargeable power and features a sleek, stage ready appearance.

 

Wildfire Truck Concept

This fire truck is a powerful tool for firefighters around the world who battle large wildfires. The unique space in the vehicle’s center functions as an information base when no communication infrastructure is available. The operator can communicate with headquarters and aerial units to coordinate firefighting strategies. It has a system that changes water to foam, and it can fight fires while moving.

“Climb into it, drive it, use it, analyze relevant data in it or enjoy looking at it.  The Wildfire truck illustrates the power of a bold, refined prototype to test innovative thinking by richly probing a market space with a visceral, hands-on experience of the features and brand.” – Philip Swift, IDSA, Director of Industrial Design - North America, Crown Equipment

 

3M™ Versaflo™ M-Series Headgear, Powered & Supplied Air Respiratory Protection systems

The Versaflo respiratory system gives users flexibility as they move from one environment to another or from one application to the next. Each system consists of three easy-to-select modules—headgear, breathing tubes and air sources—that can be combined into dozens of system configurations for protection from a range of respiratory, head, eye and hearing hazards.

Credits: Stuart King and Mark Fernandes DCA Design International Ltd. (United Kingdom); Al Solyntjes, Ben Johnson, Thom Brace, Sean Kilmer, James Steffen of 3M United States and Des Curran, Garry Walker of 3M United Kingdom plc (United Kingdom)

Contact: DCA Design International:  www.dca-design.com

iPhone

iPhone combines three products: a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod and the internet. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a revolutionary 3.5-inch multi-touch display that allows users to control it with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers. The display is made of optical-quality glass for superior scratch resistance and clarity. Changes to volume, muting the ringer and putting an incoming call through to voicemail can be done using discreet buttons on the top and side of iPhone. iPhone comes with 8GB of flash memory.

"The history of mobility and the senses marks another milestone with the iPhone. Voice, music and moving images are integrated in a package that allows unprecedented connectivity and sharing, all of which are critically important to emerging lifestyles."

Thomas Garvey, Associate Professor, School of Industrial Design, Carleton University (Canada)

Contact: Susan Lundgren: slundgren@apple.com Credit: Apple, Inc. 

Motorola NFL Headset Generation II

Client: Motorola Inc.

No matter where an NFL coach may be looking during a game, all eyes will be on his bold, high-tech wireless headset and its Motorola logo. When it became an official NFL sponsor, Motorola refused to simply stick its logo on the side of the existing headsets. Instead, the company seized this branding opportunity to create a bold, intuitive, single-ear version that stands out against the vivid palette of colorful jerseys and screaming fans.

Contact: Mark Dziersk, IDSA,
Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc.,
312.454.1116;
mdziersk@hlb.com

Designers: Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc. and Motorola Inc.

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