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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Turn walking into an enjoyable workout with Eddy!
Eddy combines an X-trainer, a bottle, and an outdoor experience.
Thanks to Eddy you will:
Strengthen upper body muscles
Stay fit and healthy
Stay hydrated during exercise
Lift trucks, exercise efficiently and prevent diseases
Movement in connection with Eddy means that you lift about 11,000 pounds every hour, so each hour one hand lifts a RAM 1500 truck. With Eddy, you get to a higher exercise zone and exercise more efficiently, which means you can halve the time needed for exercise. Your muscles will strengthen and you will shape your body.
Balancing the irregular liquid movement employs more muscles than merely lifting dumbbells. This is Eddy's biggest advantage. As you drink the liquid during exercise, the dynamics of movement change and your muscles have to balance each new weight distribution. You exercise efficiently when Eddy is filled to between 40 % and 70 % of its volume.
Health While walking with Eddy you burn up to 375 extra kilojoules each hour and increase your heart rate by up to 15 beats per minute, both of which help prevent cardiovascular disease. Moreover, you carry enough water to stay hydrated during your walk and you can regain your water balance after the workout.
Environment The water you carry is safely stored and safe to drink anywhere and anytime due to the highest quality plastic and full control of the manufacturing process. Eddy is reusable and recyclable. That makes him extremely environmentally friendly.
What makes Eddy stand out from other bottles or fitness accessories?
EDDY is the first set of chiral fitness bottles.
Yes, chiral means as different as left and right hands. As with the hands, each Eddy bottle is different. This forces you to use the same muscles on opposite sides of your body.
So how does Eddy compare to other fitness solutions?
Why do you employ more muscle groups when you walk with Eddy?
It is simple. Its basis is water that flows in the bottle and creates considerable resistance that you must overcome. The current shape of Eddy is based on hours and hours of computer modeling, 3D printing, and testing. Therefore you do not need any special skills, just move your hands almost the same as you would when swiftly walking.
You carry up to 0.5 gallons with you which stays pure. An ideal walking mate.
Walking at its best!
Walking is the most natural activity. Unlike other sports, it has no negative effects on your health. Walking is a very effective form of training and it can be used to train the cardiovascular system as well as manage your weight.
While walking you mostly employ leg and belly muscles, but the upper part of your body remains almost inactive. Eddy activates the upper part of the body and changes a walk into a full body exercise.
With your support, we are ready to launch
Eddy works perfectly. We have the final design and we have a patent pending. Eddy was tested and we can print it on a 3D printer. It looks good, but each set costs $2,043. We need your help to lower the price by 97 % to just $64 a set.
This will have some more benefits. Injection moulding will make Eddy look even more beautiful and we can also use plastics which are 100 % food compatible. To get the moulds for injection moulding we need your help. For now, we have acquired 65% of finances from our supporters and that has covered part of the costs. We ask you to help us with the remaining one third.
Each Eddy can be delivered in one of two colours: energy blue and lifestyle pink.
Social Stretch Goals
1km for every backer at $ 25 000
Possibly the biggest challenge for our team. $25 000 means approximately 400 miles walked and 1 164 000 pounds lifted. We will walk with Eddy one kilometre (1 093 yards) for each backer. We will stream the walk and inform you when we walk for you.
Active streach goal: 3 more colours to choose at $30 000
We will add 3 more colours to our two originals. The new colours are spring maple green, ice cream violet and stealth black.
Future stretch goals summary:
Eddy High grip handle extension at $50 000
Your support has given us access to the new manufacturing technique right now. Therefore we can manufacture the handle from two materials instead of one and the handle will provide you with a better and more comfortable grip.
Eddy Belt for all at $80 000
You carry our dreams further and in return we help you to carry Eddy. All of you will receive a belt, where you can easily hang two Eddies and put your mobile phone and personal items ready for the walk.
Fitness App (Android, iOS) at $125 000
We feel as if we are in heaven now. Happy and carrying a high responsibility for you. To make your exercise with Eddy more efficient we will bring you an app to measure and share your achievements with other Eddy users.
For the most common packages: European Union $6, USA $10, the rest of the world $12. See the rewards description.
We enjoy bringing Eddy to you and working together. Our dream is to connect our lives with Eddy and become full-time employees of our start-up. Your interest will help us to do so. Follow our story and be a part of it. See our Facebook page or let us inform you through your e-mail.
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Risks and challenges
Eddy’s shape is efficient for the exercise, but unfortunately extremely difficult to manufacture.
Therefore a special injection moulding technologies will be needed and manufacturers are currently busy making other products. We will have to find the manufacturer. We are right now negotiating with three Czech companies. As our production estimation is well below a million pieces in a series, a manufacturer will not incorporate the manufacturing of Eddy earlier than in winter 2018/2019. Therefore Eddy will be at customers possibly in February 2018.
Special moulding devices will be needed to produce a handle and a cap and they will need some testing. We have an access to the moulds designers, but the injection moulding of Eddy’s body was never tested, therefore we expect some optimization will be needed before the production. That can delay the delivery to our customers. The tender for the moulds is prepared simultaneously with the Kickstarter campaign to minimalize the delays.
Luckily we have an access to a demonstration injection moulding unit, where we are able to perform the tests.
Love walking, nature and our video? Experience it yourself for one week with our Eddy all-inclusive program. We take care of you from the time you exit the Tenerife airport till the moment you get back there to leave the island.