You ride your bike to town to shop, work, or meet face-to-face.
The “Chat” bike rack symbolizes the physical meeting of people in today’s online world. The two opposing chat bubbles float above the ground creating a lightness to the bike rack. They overlap to further suggest the back and forth of a conversation as well as provide structural integrity to the design.
The City of Los Altos, in partnership with the Public Arts Commission, selected Chat in their bike rack competition.
Chat was built by the City of Los Altos and is installed at 265 State Street an Los Altos, California.
From the Los Altos City Website: "This project seeks to add a new element of distinctive public art to City streets and provide an opportunity for the community to think creatively and imaginatively about public streetscapes."
Medtronic Restore Wearable Charging System
The Restore holster is used for charging pectorally implanted medical devices. It contains a charging puck that is positioned above the implant and a battery power source.
Initial interviews were conducted with doctors to understand the challenges they see with patients. Concepts and prototypes were then created. Directions were tested on patients who suffered from essential tremors.
The selected design met the requirements for comfort, ease of adjustment, and cost.
Services • Industrial design • User research, interviews
US Patent #7,738,965
TuringSense Pivot Motion-Capture
Pivot is a full-body motion-capture technology and biomechanics analysis platform for the start-up TuringSense.
Research and prototypes were made for determining how to locate and securely hold the "Hub" and up to 16 "Sensors". A user first puts on the straps to roughly locate the sensors. Then, through the slotted clip design, they adjust for proper positioning, over the Scapula for example.