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.
It has never been easier to receive basic medical support...
RubrixAID provides voice and on-screen animation designed to guide the user to safely administer first aid.
From day one, our goal was to conceive a medical kit that would be fully-capable to allow everyone to have access to self-care. We set out to make RubrixAID a premium-grade, technologically-equipped first aid kit--containing essential first aid items and an LCD touch screen that harnesses the power of easy-to-understand first aid instructions by simulating first-aid support methods to common injuries.
The average person spends over 14 hours a day in motion (walking, driving, climbing, running). We do our best to avoid accidents, although we're not always successful and often incur or witness common injuries and situations that require medical attention.
Injuries—unless promptly and properly treated—can take a real toll on our lives. Therefore, everyone should be equipped and capable to provide or receive basic medical support.
No parent wants to be caught off guard when kids experience playful blunders or unexpected falls. Having ready-guidance on hand can ease the worries--knowing that basic first aid can be rendered in a timely fashion to your loved ones.
Most people are not knowledgeable about accessing or utilizing first aid when it's most needed, like during a crisis or serious injury. This fact has motivated us to work toward producing basic medical support in a form that is accessible and comprehensible to everyone.
Though basic first aid kits have existed for over a century now, the measurable health benefits of having a kit on hand during an emergency has only recently begun to emerge in scientific studies. So far, the findings have been incredible and frightening.
RubrixAID uses the power of the latest computing technology to offer increased confidence, support, and universal health support to a much wider audience than any previous first aid kit could ever offer.
RubrixAID provides safe medical items in your home, car, school, and work facilities to improve timely responses to critical injuries and life-threatening situations.
It is alarming that so many citizens lack the access to instant medical support during a crisis. RubrixAID provides readily-available first-aid instructions to those in need.
Unlike traditional first aid kits, RubrixAID: is designed to give you hands-free medical support capability during the daylight and in total darkness—Without having the need to hold a flashlight, you can render first-aid more efficiently and quickly.
We know everyone is unique, which is why we’ve engineered RubrixAID to meet your personal needs. This isn’t a general kit suited for everyone on the planet. It’s basic first-aid support for you. There are so many different lifestyles in the world, which is why we are currently offering solutions for the major ones, such as our indoor kit: RubrixAID "Guardian" and for those on-the-go: RubrixAID "Voyage".
First aid kits are very essential--where they’ve been used as basic medical support--dating back to the early 1900's.Today, RubrixAID provides immediate access to instant knowledge and guidance--all in the palms of your hands to help in the moments you need it.
RubrixAID is more than the technology that gives it life. From a beautiful design to sourcing thoughtful materials, we set out to craft a product that looks as great as it performs.
Taking design cues from renderings of notebooks, suitcases, smart device cases, and Mediana medical products, we used a like-pattern to prototype a case that provides impact protection and water-proofing.
It is manufactured using premium plastics which are extremely durable, non-toxic, and kid friendly. RubrixAID is also water-resistant--so you're free to apply first aid in the rain if you have to.
But I already have a first aid kit; do I really needRubrixAID?
Normal first aid kits were a huge inspiration in the design process. RubrixAID is a modern medical "toolbox” with instructions you can see and hear. You don't have to be constrained to figure out "what", "when", and "why" first aid items.
Critical situations like injuries and accidents are already stressful enough; do you really want to spend time remembering and experimenting how to save a life or prevent an injury from getting worse?
Countless studies show that waiting for help--during a critical injury--without rendering first aid, is just as risky and dangerous as applying incorrect aid. We've found a win-win: touch the RubrixAID touchscreen and let it guide you to first-aid when it’s most needed.
• October: Run Kickstarter
• November: Kickstarter complete-order processing begins • December: Materials gathering • January: Production begins • January/Feburary: Quality control & packaging • February: RubrixAID ships!
Based on our carefully calculated projections and communication from our manufacturers, we anticipate being able to fulfill orders by February 2018. We should note that forecasting demand is an inexact science. If order volumes exceed a certain amount, it might take slightly longer to fulfill orders.
RubrixAID is a health technology company dedicated to improving self-care through technology-driven science.
Over the past 12 months, we examined reams of medical research about first aid methods and how first aid kits are crucial in response to critical situations.
From there, we set out to combine medical and computer science to make a product that could help everyone in everyday crisis situations. After much trial and error, we’ve arrived at a prototype that people love.
Our manufacturing partners are ready to go. All we need is your support so we can deliver basic medical relief to your hands.
Our trusted manufacturing partners need a minimum financial commitment from us to get started on a large production run. This is why we have set our funding goal to $35,500. By hitting this funding goal, we're able to initiate a large order production with our manufacturing and supply partners--enabling us to serve our customer demands.
Risks and challenges
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Got a creative idea you think we should implement with RubrixAID? Please let us know! RubrixAID is being made possible by you and we want Kickstarter backers to be a part of the creative process of developing the world's greatest medical kit!
RubrixAID will be shipped to backers worldwide! However, there are unique processes that apply specifically to international backers. We're not able to charge additional amounts for applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's tax code. Therefore, VAT fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each backer and additional information regarding VAT/duties can be found in our FAQ below.
Additionally, due to first class shipping fees and the dimensions of RubrixAID, shipping rates may seem a bit high for some international locations. We calculated shipping rates beforehand, and are able to take on some of the shipping costs on orders of one (x1) RubrixAID kit. Please note that shipping becomes completely free when you pledge for two (x2) or more RubrixAID kits.
While we strongly believe in the many benefits of RubrixAID, we are not claiming to cure any illness or condition. RubrixAID is a great and revolutionary way to provide basic medical support when you or others need it. When designing RubrixAID, we were inspired by research and statistics that claim first aid kits help individuals heal and survive in various critical situations in and outside the home. We have personally found that guided-aid like GPS's help us stay assured and confident—knowing that quick and automated guidance is near without having to rely on memory to use medical items or the long wait of emergency personnel to arrive in order to save the day. It’s time we own the capacity to become a hero to ourselves and others if ever the need arises.
You're on the road to recovery, and we're giving you $111 off retail from our advanced kit! Fully equipped with GPS tracker & headlamp for your travel safety needs. Now, get moving and grab this deal to heal!
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If you want multiple kits, just multiply the number you want by $169 and pledge that amount.