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lifesaber

innovation factory

Innovation Factory is a company dedicated to building radically new survival tools. Their product line includes search and rescue tools and various multi-purpose utility tools with a focus on durable construction. Seeking to break into a new market category, the company commissioned us to build/develop an energy-generating survival multi-tool. The end product needed to fit an array of durable/high-quality tools in a single device. To add to the challenge, the product needed to be portable, extremely durable, and capable of generating its own energy source to ensure it was off-grid ready.

DELIVERING REAL-TIME INSTRUCTION VIA A HAPTIC LANGUAGE

haptic

/ˈhaptik/

adjective

1. relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.

Rethinking uses

“I’d Rather Have A Sleek And Portable Tool In My Glovebox Than A Mess Of Assorted Tools In Various Conditions”

We wanted to be a product that was useful on every camping trip or outdoor adventure but was an ideal addition to any household’s safety kit.

ZSK ENABLED US TO QUICKLY INTEGRATE ELECTRONICS INTO TEXTILES

01. MONitor

02. analyze

03. communicate

With most devices communicating information to runners via small hard to read screens, the Hapti team saw potential in using vibration.

The Energy Generating Swiss Army Knife

We set out to rethink how we use, and could expand the use of, these familiar products. Most of us have a sea of products cluttering drawers and glove boxes, each with one or two dedicated functions.

LifeSaber functions as

  • Energy generator

  • Flashlight/lantern

  • Firestarter

  • Energy generator

  • Flashlight/lantern

  • Firestarter

The result was a hugely successful kickstarter campaign that raised over $170,000 in the first 2 weeks alone.

In 2019, Hapti was nominated for
Philadelphia’s Best in Design Competition

PLUG IN MODULES

A port for plugging in tools like a UV water purifier and fire starter was designed to accommodate future accessory releases as well

FORCE MULTIPLIER

Enables the user to electronically change the resistance on the crank arm for different scenarios

PLUG IN MODULES

A port for plugging in tools like a UV water purifier and fire starter was designed to accommodate future accessory releases as well

FORCE MULTIPLIER

Enables the user to electronically change the resistance on the crank arm for different scenarios

The result was a hugely successful kickstarter campaign that raised over $170,000 in the first 2 weeks alone.

Many rounds of prototypes and testing were required to perfect the tool

The DiveDesign team with Derrick Campana of Bionic Pets, and Chris Landau of Landau Design after a day of filming for Derrick's new show, Wizard of Paws.

The show follows Derrick as he travels the country saving the lives of animals in need through custom made prosthetics and orthotics. In one episode, he travels to the DiveDesgin studio and they work together to build a first of its kind, custom 3D printed prosthetic for Instagram famous dog TurboRoo.

PLUG IN MODULES

A port for plugging in tools like a UV water purifier and fire starter was designed to accommodate future accessory releases as well

FORCE MULTIPLIER

Enables the user to electronically change the resistance on the crank arm for different scenarios

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