Luxafor - your ultimate productivity device
This is Luxafor - a USB light indicator that shows your colleagues your availability and notifies about important incoming information.
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What is Luxafor?
Luxafor is an LED indicator that connects to your computer through a USB port or via Bluetooth, and shows your availability or notifies you about important information, like incoming emails or calendar reminders.
Why it’s important?
A study from the University of California found that interruptions at work greatly influence worker’s productivity. The Guardian even calculated that if you’re interrupted 16 times during an eight-hour day, you may as well stay at bed, because an average worker needs about 25 minutes to get back into the work flow after an interruption. So we created Luxafor as a solution for this problem people often face in co-working spaces and open offices. Luxafor lets you avoid disruptful conversations, and keep focus on the work you’re doing.
How it works?
1.Connect the Luxafor light indicator to your computer with a USB cable or via Bluetooth (depending on the model)
2.Install the software
3.Choose if you want to use it together with one of our partner productivity apps (see below)
4.Select one of five modes available:
Let workers in manufacturing know about new incoming orders, so that production starts immediately.
Open source hardware
Our open source hardware gives you a chance to be creative and use Luxafor in any way you want! Seriously: any way you can imagine.
Compatible productivity apps
Install one of our partners’ productivity apps together with the Luxafor software for better productivity results. While you're working on work-related tasks, your colleagues will see that you shouldn’t be disturbed.
Where does the money go?
To start mass production, we first need to finalize our software development. And that's where your help will be truly appreciated.
Your funding will be invested into:
1.Software development and testing: we plan to finish coding the software and create a user-friendly design.
2.Mass production: to make Luxafor available to everyone we must reach the minimum order quantities required by EMS factories for electronic components.
We’re a team of engineers, designers and software developers based in Europe. We’re also a part of the Draugiem Group – a Latvian IT group that is long known for its progressive tech solutions.
You probably hear this often here, but… THANK YOU!
Every pledge counts, because every single one of them gets us closer to making our idea come true. Join us and help us spread productivity to offices throughout the world!
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit luxafor.com!
Risks and challenges
We’ve developed a working prototype, which is identical to the production version. However, we know there still might be some challenges we’ll need to overcome to get this product to you. As we’ve built a team of professionals who’ve designed and developed several products for manufacturing companies before, we’re able to predict the possible challenges we might have to face.
Component supplier delays
We’ve developed a trusted supplier network, yet sometimes there still might be delays with the supply shipping, which could cause delays in our product deliveries, too.
Entrusting the production to someone else, we can never be sure about the quality. So we’ve decided to take control over the manufacturing process and do the product assembling and testing ourselves.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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