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February 3, 2014 — Today’s lifestyles are out of balance and we are putting ourselves at risk with unhealthy habits. We are aging as a population and more likely to suffer from chronic diseases as we grow older. Our healthcare systems are buckling under the demand for costly and complicated care. In short, the healthcare industry is in crisis and facing a paradigm shift. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities for innovation within this crisis....    
Sarasota, FL, January 20, 2014 — The role of program management planner is new to the studio. I expect my job description to be a living document and ever evolving. In general, I am responsible for coordinating the evaluation and prioritization of the master studio project plan as part of the studio’s Program Management Office or PMO....    
Sarasota, FL January 13, 2014 ROBRADY staff additions fuel company growth and expansion in the medical, consumer and alternative energy markets. ROBRADY proudly welcomes Jonathan Jones and Eric Chartier to the studio. As a senior mechanical engineer, Jones will oversee product development on multiple projects, serving as a single point of contact for stakeholders and insuring each product exceeds customer expectations. Chartier joins the engineering staff as a mechanical designer and will work on the mechanical design and engineering aspects of various programs....    
December 18, 2013 — It takes a unique combination of aesthetics, functionality, value, ergonomics and quality to make a product that the consumer will view as good design. There is no standard formula to that equation and it is this variability to those attributes which make product design interesting. I suppose you can call it ‘industrial design Darwinism’ when products evolve over time to changing market conditions, trends and technology. In this evolution the proceeding attributes will always exist, but their individual influence on the final product has a dramatic influence on the result....    
December 6, 2013 — You will not see me covering any other “concept” bikes here in The Electric Garage. Why? It’s just that there are so many “concept” bikes out there, and honestly, seeing someone’s fantasy rendered out with little or no bearing on reality, or intent to actually go into production, or feel for the legacy that is Motorcycling, well, that’s an interesting diversion, but that’s about all. Some of them I even like....    
November 27, 2013 — As a former Executive Level Defense Acquisition leader, I spent years translating military capability requirements into rigid military standards for the development, manufacturing and eventual fielding of a system. The Department of Defense has a well-established system development process (DOD Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System) that delineates how a military system, regardless of complexity, is to be developed....    
Sarasota, FL, December 6, 2013 — ROBRADY design and Envirofit International have won the Gold award in the World Changing category of this year’s Spark Awards competition. The Envirofit Institutional Cookstove was recognized by the Spark judges as making a significant step towards better living through better design. ...    
November 13, 2013 — Innovation is difficult and design problems are complex. Therefore, as an efficient method of understanding and resolving design issues quickly, designers and engineers rely upon the physical exploration of a concept....    
Sarasota, FL, November 5, 2013 — ROBRADY design proudly announces the unveiling of the Vectrix VT-1 ‘tall wheel’ e-scooter at EICMA in Milan, Italy. In collaboration with the award winning EV manufacturer Vectrix, the ROBRADY team has designed and developed a new offering that is a striking combination of both beauty and purpose in two-wheel electric transportation....    
Sarasota, FL, October 28, 2013 — ROBRADY design has been chosen as a finalist in the Transport, Medical, and World Changing categories of this year’s Spark Awards competition with three innovative products – the db0 7 electric bike, the CareAlert Monitoring System and the Envirofit Institutional Cookstove. Each of these products have been recognized by the Spark judges as making a significant step towards better living through better design....