Case Study - Project Feature

Idea works with a large and diverse range of clients, across a number of different industry sectors. Here are some featured case studiy examples of the many projects we have helped to make a reality from concept design to manufacture.

Health & Medical - O2U Air

Idea’s work in Health & Medical ranges from sports and health products with strong focus on ‘user experience,’ to pharmaceutical and medical products designed specifically for a purpose.
o2u air face mask by idea

Project - O2U Air & Face Mask

As a start-up company this Client had an idea; they wanted to improve the life of other people by creating a product that improved air quality for people in countries with poor air quality. Idea had to first conceptually conceive this idea, and did a lot of background research on compressed air.
To make this a product that would take off it had to look discreet and trendy but still work properly, and it had to be within a certain size to comply with safety standards. Another issue to overcome was how to integrate it into the end user's daily life; the working prototypes had to hold enough air to add value to the end user, so Idea implemented a electronically controlled, measured deployment of fresh-air bursts. Idea developed prototypes of masks, tracked down reputable suppliers of mask fabrics and air canisters, then sent them back to New Zealand where they were filled with our air. On completion Idea produced production tools, quality control specification, sourced specialised equipment with production supply (Idea-China) to the client.

What we Did

RESEARCH Phase 1
CONCEPT Phase 2
FORM STUDY Phase 3
ENGINEERING Phase 4
PROTOTYPE Phase 5
SPECIFICATION Phase 6
TOOLING Phase 7

Product Design Gallery - Health & Medical

Idea has built up an extensive library of health and medical product designs since 1998, across a diverse range of industry sectors and clients.