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Desktop Charger
May 04 - Nov 04
Pearson Matthews

Project:
To design and develop a desktop charger for a hand-held medical device, for use in doctor's surgery.

Role:
- Project Leader;
- In partnership with client, conduct initial scoping and research to define the product and generate a focussed brief.
- Plan workload, calculate costs and write proposal;
- Manage ongoing relationship with client;
- Carry out concept generation, technical development and all Pro/E work required to deliver final data to client.

Process:
- Investigation of product environment, and exploration of multiple scenarios of use;
- Produce clear definition of technical requirements, and develop thorough understanding of meter for which the charger is to be designed;
- Create and develop concepts, liaise with various technical departments within client company, and manage interim meetings with client by conference call, to ensure full buy-in.
- Once the final design had been selected, use Pro/E to develop SLA prototype.
- Issue final data to client and ongoing liaison to ensure efficient transfer to manufacture.

Outcome:
- Selected design currently undergoing approvals to be brought to market some time early in 2005.
- Project delivered on-time, three thousand pounds under budget.