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Andre GegoryBy Andre Gegory
First created
Andre GegoryBy Andre Gegory
First created
£50
pledged of £18,000 goal
2
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 31 2017 10:00 PM 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

Welcome to Black Forest London, the home of the world’s first E-Mask- an electronic mask designed to increase safety while offering style and comfort.

The E-Mask is a product for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, it aims to raise the awareness of active people in both urban and rural settings, from cyclist and joggers on busy urban streets or quiet country lanes to hikers in the countryside. Whether it is day or night, the E-Mask will increase their visibility and thus, enhance safety. While being active outdoors, the E-Mask also enables you to breathe cleaner air through its special anti-pollution and anti-dust valve.

The E-Mask Design 

The E-Mask is easy to put on and made from a stretchy EVA material, purposely chosen to fit all ages and sizes. A thin EL wire threads through the front of the mask intelligently fitted to circular the mouth and nostrils. Vibrant fluorescent colours are used on the outside to illuminate the mask; the inner lining is made from black EVA material, which is smooth and soft ensuring comfort.

The valve system is carefully inserted into the mask and allows for cleaner air flow as you breathe. The E-Mask is battery operated and has an adjustable wire and clip system so that the battery pack can be fitted discreetly onto your clothes or pockets. The weight of the mask is only three grams making it lightweight.       

How funding will develop the brand and further products.

There are four main aims of Black Forest London:

1. To create a product that increases the safety of active people.

2. To make people feel more confident and safe while being active anywhere.

3. To enhance the visibility of active people by motorist.

4. To have the E-Mask a common and natural part of active wear, not only in the UK or Europe but the world over.

With funding from you, Black Forest London can bring the E-Mask to the market. The company aim to improve safety in our heavy congested cities and wining rural areas and believe the EMask is the product to do it.

Future Products - E-Mask Wireless! Black Forest London would like to develop the E-Mask, the natural progression is to have the E-Mask Wireless. The technical design to develop the E-Mask Wireless is already in development, the E-Mask Wireless would last up 24 hours at full charge, allowing active people to stay active longer and later.

The long-term goals of Black Forest London is to travel to cycling hubs around the world to promote the product such as, the countries hosting major cycling events for example, the 2017 Cycling Championships taking place in Madison Square, The Omnium in Rio and the Keirin in Japan. The possibilities of where this product can go are limitless. Black Forest London believe in the E-Mask and the E-Mask Wireless and hope you do too.

The E-Mask at night
The E-Mask at night

 

The E-Mask duo
The E-Mask duo

 

The E-Mask primary collection (colours)
The E-Mask primary collection (colours)

 

The prototype of E-Mask in early stages of production
The prototype of E-Mask in early stages of production

 

Our functional prototype of the wireless E-Mask
Our functional prototype of the wireless E-Mask

 

Our first prototype of the E-Mask
Our first prototype of the E-Mask

 

Risks and challenges

We found being the first company to incorporate two very new concepts bred varied and difficult challenges.

The design of the mask was developed numerous times to insure that the E-Mask would be a product that could be worn in the day or night.

In the first design the LED lighting was misplaced resulting in delays and further development to the design process.

During the photo shoot for the E-Mask, we found that the lighting did not clearly make the mask's full capabilities visible; we quickly rectified this problem by using different lighting and backdrops, which ensured we captured the mask's illuminating feature and stylish design.

We anticipate further challenges ahead, such as ensuring the valve is constantly developed so that the customers benefit from cleaner air flow. However, we at Black Forest strive for a challenge that creates a better quality product.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    Pledge

    approx $5
    First we would like to say a massive thank you for your contribution. Show support to the Emask by black forest LDN you will be updated by our team as the company continues to progress.

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    early bird special emask

    BE THE FIRST EVER!

    For the price of approx. $27 receive the universal Emask, In our early bird package.
    FREE shipping in the UK&ROI, Europe.

    Additional $5 to anywhere in North America
    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of fluorescent colours.

    Choices on colour will be made after a backer’s survey.

    - Includes LED interface
    - Anti-dust, anti=pollen and anti-pollution valve
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    Emask for one!

    For the price of approx. $38 receive the universal Emask for one.
    FREE shipping in the UK&ROI, Europe.
    Additional $5 to anywhere in North America
    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of fluorescent colours

    Choices on colours will be made after a backer’s survey.

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    Get two instead!

    Enjoy our couples package for two!
    For the price of approx. $66 receive the universal Emask for two.
    FREE shipping in the UK&ROI, Europe.

    Additional $5 to anywhere in North America
    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of fluorescent colours.

    Choices on colour will be made after a backer’s survey.

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    Pledge £220 or more About $291

    Group pack

    For the price of approx. $287 receive the universal Emask for the whole group so you can all be safe and stylish together.
    backers will receive up to 10 Emasks
    FREE shipping around the world!

    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of
    fluorescent colours.
    Choices on colour will be made after a backer’s survey.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $662

    Large group pack

    For the price of approx. $650 receive the universal Emask for a large group or party. 25 pieces will be included.
    FREE shipping across the world!!!
    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of fluorescent colours.

    Choices on colour will be made after a backer’s survey.

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    - Anti-dust, anti=pollen and anti-pollution valve
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    Pledge £1,690 or more About $2,239

    Store pack

    For the price of approx. $2.199 receive the universal Emask to distribute.

    Buyers will receive 100 Emasks!!

    FREE shipping in the across the world!

    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of fluorescent colours.

    Choices on colour will be made after a backer’s survey.

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    - Anti-dust, anti=pollen and anti-pollution valve
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    Pledge £3,875 or more About $5,134

    Mega pack

    For the price of approx. $5,050 receive the universal Emask to distribute.
    .
    buyers will recieve 250 Emasks.
    FREE shipping across the world!!

    Lightweight EVA Material with your choice of fluorescent colours.
    Choices on colour will be made after a backer’s survey.
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    - Anti-dust, anti=pollen and anti-pollution valve
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Funding period

- (36 days)