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.
Sway Bed Frame
The Sway Bed Frame takes the gentle swaying motion of a hammock and combines it with the superior back support of your existing mattress, for what is the best sleep you’ve ever had, believe me.
The prototype was designed and produced over 27 years ago. Since then it has been tested, refined, and personally used by myself for over 27 years.
Some of the improvements that have been implemented, have resulted in the ability to assemble the bed in under 20 minutes...and without any tools.
This is very significant, as it means that the Sway Bed Frame can be disassembled very quickly and easily for reassembly in another room or residence.
Silent, yet strong, this Sway Bed Frame, when used with your existing Box spring and Mattress (single,twin,double,queen), will produce a gentle 'sway' motion, controlled by you, much like a baby in a cradle or someone on a rocking chair. The gentle 'swaying' motion succeeds in synchronizing brain waves and thereby helps individuals to go from a 'wake' to sleep state more quickly, and at the same time promotes a deep REM sleep. This results in a deep, sound sleep, one that leaves participants feeling rested and experiencing a great sleep.
For many, it will be their best sleep ever. Sway better!
Not one of the 70 million North Americans experiencing sleep issues? Well then maybe you should consider pampering yourself and consider this a 'positive life upgrade'. You too can experience your best sleep ever..just keep your existing Box spring and Mattress, and introduce yourself to a better way to sleep soundly, by adding our Sway Bed Frame.
Also, Hotel and motel managers take note: As far back as the late 1980's, comments from those that purchased some early model prototypes, were quite revealing. One motel manager exclaimed that after bringing in a Sway Bed frame, it was only a matter of a few months that the Sway Bed room was the most sought after room in his entire motel. More than an interesting novelty, the Sway Bed delivered a wonderful and relaxing sleep experience (at least that's what we think people were using it for).
Funds raised from this Kickstarter project will be used to build inventories to the point where Sway Bed Frames are on hand, efficiencies of ordering are streamlined, and 'Just In Time' inventory practices can be implemented.
Further, as much as 10-15% of funds raised will be earmarked for the development of 2 additional prototypes. It is hoped that these two additional prototypes can be put into production by mid-2019, with the aim of furthering our offerings of E-commerce via our online store.
The Sway Bed Frame is a solution to restlessness and sleepless nights, as well as a problem solver for those wanting to get to sleep sooner and experience a deep, restful and satisfying sleep.
The time to say 'goodbye' to your motionless, static, 'dead' bed is now. Wake up a new person. With a Sway Bed Frame get your best sleep ever. Sway better.
Risks and challenges
Sway Bed Frame
As with most, if not all projects launched on Kickstarter, it can be expected that challenges will be encountered and will need to be met and overcome. Just as we have overcome these throughout the design and prototype stages, we know we are capable to deal with any situations that may arise during the production and distribution stages.
With over 40 years of business experience (including 5 years as the National Market Manager and partner of a company that was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 company), I feel I am ready to take on adversity and setbacks in whatever form they may take.
The prototype shown has been in my possession for testing, refining, and personal use for over 27 years. Moving forward, the main focus will be manufacturing and logistics. Having been in constant contact with a top tier manufacturer for almost one year, I am confident that production setbacks or promised delivery dates will not become issues that cannot be resolved in a timely manner.
Likewise, logistical matters will be handled by a team of experienced and professional experts in that field. Additionally, their efforts will be augmented by my many years of doing regional and international distribution. What has been the weak link in many past Kickstarter campaigns, will be our forte, our strength.
And, ending on an even more positive note, should our Kickstarter goals be surpassed even several fold, we are confident that all our production and delivery dates can be met given the close relationship that we have established with our suppliers and top tier manufacturers.
I also firmly believe that communication with backers must be prioritized, ongoing, and timely manner. Most Kickstarter creators know this maxim. I will emulate those, that is the past, have excelled in that regard.
Lastly, my duty, as it has been more or less for the past 40 years, will be to see this project though to a successful and timely conclusion,
in a manner that meets or exceeds all Kickstarter backers expectations.
Sway Beds International Inc.