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Carmen GregoryBy Carmen Gregory
First created
Carmen GregoryBy Carmen Gregory
First created
$251
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 22 2016 1:12 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

We can often use our smartphones to text or call someone. But the Nudger is for the all-too-common situation where using a phone is impractical, too slow, or too cumbersome. The Nudger is a simple, low-tech but elegant wearable technology that allows users to get someone's attention quickly and easily, without the need for typing, visual cues, or a data plan.

Although we have a design prototype that looks and functions fairly similarly to how the final version will look and function, it just wasn't good enough. We need to make some key improvements to get the product ready for mainstream use.

Here are a few things we will improve via this Kickstarter campaign:

1. The battery needs to be improved. Charging improvements, longevity, and ease of use are key battery improvements we plan to make next.

2. Communication between the receiver and transmitter and to the antenna need to be improved to make the experience more user-friendly.

3. Production and distribution improvements need to be made before we distribute to a larger scale.

Among a few other tweaks, the Nudger is almost ready and only needs a boost from you to make it to the big time and be available to all.

Once the product is available to all, the number of uses for the Nudger is only limited by your imagination.

Here are some of the other awesome uses for the Nudger:

Parents can use the Nudger to help change your child's behavior. Correct bad habits, teach mindfulness, bring kids back on track, and much more. "This is great, within a couple of days use, my daughter quit interrupting me during a conversation and patiently waited for me to be done. All with the push of one button and not having to say a word."

Teachers can use the Nudger to change student behavior, gently remind, or foster independence.... Whatever meaning you wish can be communicated silently at the touch of a button. "It's a way to cue a student to enable them to find their own path to success...."

Construction industry, Equipment Operators and Helpers: No more yelling to get the attention of your heavy equipment operators. No more trying to yell over loud jobsite noise to get the attention of your helpers and assistants. Simply put the Nudger vibrating bracelet on the wrist of whoever you need to get the attention of, and you're jobsite will run smoother and more efficiently.

Relationship Counseling & Marriage: The Nudger is a great tool for communication when words might cause more problems. Use it for marriage and relationship counseling, improving communication between spouses, and for many other relationship-oriented purposes.

Health care providers and nurses, attorneys, retail, bartenders, event planning, chiropractic, and many more uses.

Imagination is your only limitation with the Nudger.

Risks and challenges

The main risks and challenges involve product manufacturing issues.

The good thing is, in developing the multiple iterations of prototypes so far, our Nudger development team is well aware of many of the pitfalls and obstacles in the product design and manufacturing process. So, we know all about empty promises from overseas manufactures, the many potential problems with batteries and circuit boards, and the possibilities of getting a shipment of product that doesn't end up performing as expected.

We've experienced many of these issues already, and we have a clearly defined path to overcoming them. And now we have a manufacturing plan we feel good about, so with this campaign we will proceed with that plan.

Here are some details on the improvements to the prototype:

One problem in the development process has been the antenna. It was only going 20ft and we need it to go 80-100ft. This campaign will help us further develop that functionality. We are also making sure that the battery will not drain while in storage.

With your support, we intend to make these improvements, and get the Nudger into full production mode.

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    Be a part of the Nudger team and get mentioned and thanked on the website and in our official launch Thank You video.

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    Get your picture posted on the Kickstarter Founders thank you page on the website and in our official launch Thank You video.

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    Show your Nudger colors with an official Nudger fridge magnet. Also all benefits from Award #2.

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    Get your hands on the very first production round of The Nudger. Free shipping to continental US only.

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    Double Nudger

    Receive one Nudger system, and we will donate one Nudger system to a veteran who came back from war with hearing loss. Free shipping to continental US only.

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Funding period

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