Aavid refined the Instabeat design to be more reliable, compact and optimized for commercial manufacture. The prototype was created via a soft tool that held the electronics in place while silicon was hand poured and cast. The prototype was essential to refine the algorithms and heart rate measurement, but it was not water tight. This led to enhancing the design to use injection molding. However, as injection molding is a high-pressure, high-temperature process, this presented several challenges to the electronics. Aavid simulated the process to see whether the components would survive, and it was determined that the battery would need to be installed after molding.
In addition to simulation and algorithms, Aavid produced concepts,detailed mechanical design, electrical design, PC board layout, firmware design, heart rate monitor design, packaging design and mass manufacturing support.
The result: A ground-breaking swimming monitor that mounts onto every day goggles that can track, store, and display instant feedback on heart rate, while remaining water tight and not hindering the athletes’ performance. Instabeat is now poised to revolutionize the way we swim.
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