Intelligence

As designers and engineers it is important to continue the exploration of newer and better ways of approaching any challenge. Here are a few insights we'd like to share with you.
Maggie Graham
As part of our commitment to our community, we are working on the development of a PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) for healthcare workers on the front lines of the crisis. We know that this concept can be modified in many ways, including the use of a full-face mask. In the wake of COVID-19, speed is critical. We wanted to come up with a proof-of-concept quickly (we targeted less than 1 day) so that we could get feedback and move forward. Project Requirements: (1) Protection...
Maggie Graham
Food safety testing development requires attention to speed, accuracy, cost and ease-of-use. CERTUS’s vision is to become globally-recognized as an innovative leader in food safety. Their mission is to put smart pathogen environmental control at your fingertips with no additional cost. CERTUS approached Brooks Stevens to collaborate on the CERTUS Empower, a real-time pathogen testing device. Traditionally, food processing facilities take samples, send them to a lab, and wait days for...
Maggie Graham
In the wake of the escalating trade war with China, companies with global supply chains have been scrambling to understand the impact of the tariffs on operations, product strategy, product development, and alternative sourcing. By September 2018, tariffs of 10-25% were in effect on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports (almost half of China’s 2018 US import volume). China countered with tariffs on $110 billion worth of US imports to China. The US President continues to threaten to add...