Lucid Innovation’s industrial designers have delivered a complete design and manufacturing management solution for Mi-Zone – a compact personal alarm designed to reduce loss and theft of personal belongings that went on sale in May.
Have you ever had that sinking feeling on reaching for vital possessions, only to realise with that they are not where you expected them to be? You’re far from alone: a recent study for Dell showed that a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, and Transport for London has reported that it finds over 184,000 pieces of lost property each year.
Mi-Zone keeps a discreet eye on your personal belongings by attaching to them and then wirelessly linking them to any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device. When either the alarm or the device moves out of a pre-set proximity zone, both flash and sound to alert the owner.
Carl Stone Lucid’s Creative Director explains:
Mi-Zone asked our team to develop its product ideas. We created industrial design alternatives, extensively researching potential consumer reactions. Deliverables included extensive work with specialist Bluetooth developers, prototyping, test, productionisation and packaging development.
The project extended beyond product development with Lucid’s industrial designers helping get Mi-Zone to market, including supplier sourcing for components and the quality control and delivery of the first batches.
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