Product developmentThe innovation in water quality management - LG Sonic develops, produces and delivers products that manage algae in large water reservoirs. These products use ultrasonic technology – specific soundwaves destroy algae without inflicting damage to the environment. Already very innovative, but LG Sonics keeps on innovating. R2Pro supports this on several levels; from visualizations of products far into the future, to concept sketches of a possible next product. We also create a direct advantage for LG Sonic, by optimizing the mechanics, assembly, production and costs of their current products.
MedicalImagine - you’ve had a stroke, and now you need to relearn how to look, walk, live – but how? That’s where MINDtherapy helps. MINDtherapy develops, produces and delivers products for people with an acquired brain injury. For these people we have designed and produced a new groundbreaking rehabilitation tool: the Daily-One. The Daily-One are Augmented Reality Glasses that guide patients with an acquired brain injury in doing exercises in the context that has the most effect - their own home. Want to know more about the Daily-One? Go to www.mindtherapy.nl
Design researchYou come into contact with products that just don’t work the way you want them to work on a daily basis. As product developers, we know it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why we did a usability study for the Gemeente Rotterdam with such a ‘user-unfriendly’ product: the parking machine. The result? A redesign was highly desirable.
MedicalImage you need surgery. You enter the hospital, sit down on a chair… and on that chair you’re being transported to the OR. On that chair you undergo surgery. And afterwards, you wake up on that chair. That is what Novymed, distributer of medical furniture, has realized in cooperation with R2Pro – the product development division they didn’t have within the company. Our activities? From user research and requirement specification to an improved design on mechanics, electronics, software, usability and esthetics. The result: the DOC ONE operating chair.
Project managementAlmost nothing is as important at work as good coffee. Luckily, we can contribute to that with our activities for Fortune Coffee. Fortune Coffee is a continuously growing and energetic franchise organization. They supply coffee and coffee machines to companies. Their mission: coffee connects! At R2Pro we advise them on a strategic level, we spot trends and provide the management with proposals for innovation. We manage and lead projects, inside and outside the Fortune organization, ensuring that these proposals are actually realized. That is how Fortune Coffee can stay ahead!
Product developmentNot being able to see or hear, but still being able to run – R2Pro and Running Blind make this possible. Running blind helps people with an (audio)visual impairment to practice running. They do this by letting a ‘buddy’ run alongside these people. The buddy gives instructions by using a communication tool. For Running blind, we at R2Pro have created a series of prototypes for such a tool.
VisualizationLuvius Lipreading develops technology for speech recognition – technology that ‘sees’ how someone’s mouth moves, and ‘hears’ what someone says. When Luvius came to us, they had just finished the research phase – the technology works, but now what? A first step is to get your technology and possible applications on paper, ensuring you can communicate it to future customers and users. And that’s exactly what R2Pro did for Luvius.
MedicalXEye medical is a joint venture between Laméris Ootech and Heads. XEye medical creates new and better methods for diagnosing ocular disorders. R2Pro helps XEye medical to turn this dream into reality. R2Pro is responsible for the hardware development and the usability. We created NINE: a game changer in the orthoptic device market. NINE is developed to provide reliable gaze positions that enable independent eye movement measurements for patients with strabismus. NINE uses the best available Remote Eye Tracking technology, which means no head mount is needed! NINE is able to capture a child’s attention using several attention span games. This keeps patients engaged, while obtaining accurate and objective results.
“R2Pro thought along with us on this project as a partner and immediately showed us several possibilities that were viable for production. They brought us the right parties for design and production every single time. Despite the late start we were able to put our product on the market in time.„ Netty Dorrestijn www.roi.oogziekenhuis.nl & www.heyeway.com
MedicalBioCygnus is the first company to have successfully developed tabletop devices and assays for standardized and automated ex vivo immune monitoring in whole blood. Already during its start-up phase, Biocygnus has managed to achieve excellent results in this field and to prove the validity of a number of important functional principles. This has resulted in an excellent patent position. The company's activities comprise both assay development and device development, the latter of which has been outsourced. Biocygnus has entrusted R2Pro with the supervision of the device development.
MedicalThe Rotterdam Ophthalmic Institute already had a fully developed product: the hEyeway. This product provides an optician's optic instrument, the so-called slit lamp, with the possibility to take and share digital photos of the eye. Taking and sharing photos is made possible by the use of a Smartphone, a Smartphone adapter, and an app. R2Pro was asked to find a way to translate a 3D printed version of the adapter into a mass produced product with an acceptable price, while also taking into consideration that it is in fact a medical product. Since then we have produced over 600 adapters and the response has been very positive.
MedicalI-Optics is a medical company that has developed the EasyScan, an affordable and user-friendly eye scanner that facilitates the early detection of eye disease. Under the direction of R2Pro, production was taken in hand and processes were designed within a company-wide quality assurance system. Within four months, a successful production department was established, and both I-Optics as a company and EasyScan as a product, had been certified.
“Every time R2Pro’s experience helps us to avoid any pitfalls and to make the right choices.„ Sam Kin www.solarswing.nl
IndustrialGT Vending is a daughter company of Fortune Coffee. They design and produce coffee machines for offices and companies. An appealing and contemporary design, simple use and easy maintenance are key, with an attention for service friendliness and possibility for recycling. Within GT Vending, R2Pro composes the development division. Our tasks? From designing the new coffee machines, to educating the assembly staff and purchasing the required components for production.
IndustrialSolarSwing develops smart sun blinds that filter out direct sunlight but do let in the pleasant indirect daylight. The result are very agreeable living and work spaces. A number of different solar-reflective products are being developed as well as a product that can convert the direct sunlight into energy. The company asked R2Pro to coach the development team, to give it structure, and to help direct the various suppliers.
IndustrialFloricultura is specialized in orchid breeding, using a highly advanced production process. Barcodes guarantee the traceability of cuttings, from source until delivery. However, scanning each bar code individually involves a lot of work. R2Pro supported the entire development of a tray scanner for the simultaneous scanning of the twelve bar codes of the seed trays. An initial design was developed within three months. Floricultura has been able to improve a labour-intensive and breakdown-sensitive part of their production significantly.
“R2Pro completely attaches itself to your organization and from that viewpoint they develop a new product. They truly imagine themselves in your customer! During the project they not only consider the technique, but also marketing, logistics, and production, and are only satisfied when the successful introduction is a reality.„ Ton van der Tang www.fortune.nl
Information TechnologyFortune hot drinks is a successful franchising organization specializing in coffee dispensing machines for companies and organizations. Through its franchising partners, Fortune hot drinks supplies ingredients, disposables and coffee dispensing machines. For a number of years, Fortune had been making efforts to develop and implement a CRM system to further streamline its selling, marketing and product management systems. Unfortunately, the project never achieved the desired level of acceptance from all of the organization. R2Pro was hired as an independent ICT project manager in order to get the project moving again and guide it to successful implementation.
Information TechnologyThe foundation Creative Aid develops projects were in a creative way solutions are being sought to social problems. ‘Maak mij dat wijs’ is a project where a connection between the elderly and the youth arises. During a six weekly workshop of R2Pro elderly and the youth worked towards a common goal: designing an app and share knowledge and experiences. The theme of the workshops was ‘communication then and now’. Together we designed an app, which increases the independence of elderly.