Projects

Projects

Current and prior projects worked on by Boost Design team members

Please contact us for details on additional project we’ve worked on.

Medical Device Disinfector

The trophon EPR is a Class IIb medical device designed for the disinfection of ultrasound probes. This product is the market leader with 1000s in operation in hospitals and clinics around the world.  Activities completed included:

  • Development of the product from proof-of-concept to successful global product
  • Technology research and innovation program leadership
  • Product engineering, including mechanical, electronics, software and firmware, physics and material sciences
  • Customer needs assessments and next-generation product requirements development
  • Commercialisation strategy input, including sales and marketing programs, tradeshows etc.
  • Service and support strategy development
  • Ongoing engineering support of the product in the field and in production
  • IP protection (five patents and one design registration)
  • Development of all design and validation documentation,audited by TGA and CE notified bodies
  • Compliance with ISO13485 medical device quality system and other appropriate standards
  • Product Certification to achieve regulatory approval for sale in major markets globally

A video describing the technology and operation of the product is shown below:

 

Linesaver Medical Device

This Class I medical device is designed to externally protect cannulas, the thin tubes inserted into a vein that administer fluids and medication to hospitalised patients.  The Linesaver device is strapped to the arm or hand, and protects the patient from injury if the cannula is accidentally bumped or the IV line pulled. Activities included:

  • Matching product requirements with design and technology feasibility
  • Design reviews and design management consultation
  • Medical Device quality and regulatory consultation, including regulatory strategy development, and creation of appropriate documentation and company processes to support device registration and approval for sale
  • General technology startup company commercialisation advice and support
Boost Design R&D Engineering Project

Industrial Microwave System

The Client had developed a prototype industrial microwave heating system, and required engineering assistance to be able to progress technology development. Boost Design was engaged for a short research project and performed the following activities:

  • Review of Client needs and objectives
  • Background research into microwave technology
  • Review of existing prototype, and its limitations
  • Developed actionable improvements for the Client to implement in their next round of development
Elite Sports Sensor Design and Development

Elite Sports Performance Sensor System

High-performance sensor electronics were designed from scratch for the purposes of detecting and classifying the human motion of elite athletes.  This product was to be used as a research platform for algorithm development and testing.  Project activities included:

  • Determination of needs, and development of project scope and product requirements
  • Development of experimental techniques for quantitative analysis of sensor performance and comparisons
  • Systems and architectural design of electronics, software, and hardware
  • Electronics, firmware, and embedded software design
  • Integration of electronics into sports garments
  • Battery system design and power budget
  • Wireless streaming of data to a computer for in-depth processing
  • Data synchronisation with video
  • Providing on-going support and improvements
  • Provided on-going manufacture of sensor systems
  • Development of calibration, sensor verification and manufacturing tests
Boost Design Sports Wearable Product Development

Sports Wearable

In this project the Client wanted to integrate smart electronic sensing into their own (non-electronic) sports products.  Boost Design was engaged to research the viability of the project, technology, size and power requirements, analyse competing products, and develop the product for manufacturing.  Boost Design performed the following tasks:

  • Located and reviewed white papers and peer-reviewed articles on related sports topics to understand requirements for hardware and algorithms in relation to human biomechanics
  • Researched competitive products to find a market niche, quantified the market opportunity, and identified an appropriate commercialisation strategy
  • Completed a feasibility analysis on the electronics, developing a strategy to miniaturise the product whilst maintaining adequate battery life
  • Selected core product electronic components and developed a digital mock-up circuit board to establish size requirements
  • Recommended IP and patenting opportunities to pursue

This sports wearable product is currently in development.

Retro Recording Equipment

This project was to research, design and build a prototype of a unique audio recording device based on proven circuitry used in classic studio equipment popularised in the 1970s. This device comprises a preamplifer circuit combined with a FET limiter circuit. Activities included:

  • Research classic studio audio equipment and usage
  • Define product requirements and specification, and design
  • Source components (including vintage-reproduction components)
  • Prototype and test

Cancer Therapy Assistive Device

Breathe Well is a Class I device designed to assist cancer radiation patients better control their breathing in order to achieve improved treatment. Key activities undertaken by Boost Design include:

  • Review of regulatory strategy and existing TGA/FDA documentation prior to submission
  • Translation of product features into testable requirements
  • Development of basic verification and validation test procedures
  • Development of single-fault risk assessments and mitigations
  • Manufacturing strategy planning
  • Compliance and certification test support
  • Engineering support
  • General start-up guidance and advice

Technology-to-Market Strategy

Our client had an existing technology but were unsure how to best bring it to market. Boost Design conducted the following activities:

  • Review of technology and possible roadmaps
  • Identification of potential products and markets
  • Market segmentation and market opportunity assessment
  • Competitive analysis
  • Identification of, and interviews with future users and key stakeholders (including key opinion leaders)
  • Identification and development of product requirements
  • Creation of R&D plan and commercialisation strategy