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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

Our unique product has been named Cool Arm. This product is made of neoprene with hook and loop fastener(s) that will hold the chair arm cover in place on most chair arms. Its intended use is for any type of chair arm that is exposed to the sun causing it to heat to excessive temperatures. In such situations, skin may be exposed to extreme heat resulting in discomfort or burn. Our primary research consisted of several field tests. Cool Arm was tested in different weather conditions and for durability. In each test, the chair arms exceeded 120 degrees before attaching the Cool Arm. When the Cool Arm was attached to the chair arm, immediate results were identified. Arms rested comfortably on the Cool Arm, with no extreme heat emitting through the neoprene to the skin. The prototypes were left on the chair arms for indefinite periods of time with no ill effects or damage to the Cool Arm. Some fading did occur after extended periods of exposure to the sun.  Neoprene is durable and dries in minutes when rained soaked or immersed in water. Cool Arm will be packaged in sets of 2, and in a variety of colors. Cool Arm can be used on any outdoor chairs whether sitting by the pool, at the beach, outdoor furniture at the lake, tailgating, boating, or just out for a day at the park. Most outdoor dining sets are on decks and patios in direct sun which would be a great place for the Cool Arm.

Provides protection from hot chair arm surfaces

Designed to fit most outdoor furniture chair arms

Durable, portable, comfortable, washable

Easily attached to chair arms with hook and loop straps

Cool Arm is unique in that we have found no other product made quite like ours.  Cool Arm Chair Arm Cover has been Trademarked.  Backers are needed for our awesome product.  We would like to make Cool Arm available to everyone in several different sizes and colors.

Risks and challenges

Challenge 1. We have found consumers would like the product to have longer hook and loop fasteners. We will have the manufacturer change the length from 2 inches to 3 inches of hook and loop. All 6 pieces will be extended 3 inches.

Challenge 2. We have had reports of fading after extended exposure to the sun. ie months The colors that are found to have excessive fading will be discontinued or manufactured in a way that will alleviate the issue. Care instructions will be added to the packaging.

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    1 set of Cool-Arm Chair Arm Covers (2 covers per set)
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    2 sets of Cool-Arm Chair Arm Covers (2 covers per set)
    in any color
    Packaging may vary. Colors available are:
    Royal Blue
    Cyan Blue
    Silver/Taupe
    Black not available.

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