In a recent interview, Elon Musk gave us a look inside his new Tesla Assembly Factory in Freemont, California. He made some very good points on the high level of automation, which seems to explain mos…
Arthritis Rehabilitation Device, which measures the strength of your hands using custom-made strain gauges. This battery operated healthcare device stimulates patients to regularly exercise their muscles, measuring the maximum force applied from one grip to the next, adding an element of gamification.
For this project we cooperated with a factory in China specialized in making personal weighing scales. They were able to make custom strain gauges in-house to accommodate this new product. The factory was very cooperative because they wanted to enter the higher margin healthcare industry, as competition in their current product range was extremely fierce.
We benefitted working with a fully integrated manufacturer, which had injection mold making, injection molding, key component manufacturing and final assembly all in-house. Working closely with our designers the whole product development process including mold making took just around 6 months, with a first production batch of 10,000 units.