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Electrolux

Orbita

3 Stage - Visual Development

Orbita is a device in charge of keeping our home always clean, helping us doing it an effortless task. It will take advantage of our everyday’s energy

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  • Orbita - Stage - Visual Development
  • Orbita - Stage - Visual Development
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  • Orbita - Stage - Visual Development
  • Orbita - Stage - Visual Development
  • Orbita - Stage - Visual Development
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Expert feedback, stage 3

The concept is delighting and thought provoking, and the development work has been consistent throughout the competition. Good job! At the last stage we encourage you to discuss the technological feasibility with experts and/or find scientific references to support your concept. Good luck in the competition!

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2 Stage - Concept Development

Orbita is a device created to keep your home clean. All the housework will be done while you moves inside or outside your home.

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Orbita is a device created to keep your home clean: floor, trims… It works vacuum cleaning and removing by light any kind of dust particles. It’s main advantage is that it allows you to spend your time doing more desirable things than cleaning, inside or outside your home inviting you to live a healthier way of life, considering that it only works when you are moving.
It starts working when you say “Come on Orbita!”, first; you select the suited setting according to your needs. Second; you should start moving and then it will start hovering. When it gets to such position, It will project a light beam in order to detect undesired particulates through their casted shadows and then aspirate them. The lights system helps us to save energy through preventing effortless cleaning, it will just go to places where dirt is detected.
Once inside the device is when depending on the kind of dirt, particles are diverted into two different storage units. Once these units become full, an indicator lets the user know he is to pick up the cartridges up and recycle them.
The device will warn you by changing the outer shell color.
Finally whenever you want to end the cleaning process, you would say: “Good job Orbita!” And it would land letting you put it away until the next use.
On its exterior setting, it will take advantage of the outdoors energy by using some bracelet or brace ankle shaped devices that will store our kinetic energy.
It’s made for all kinds of ways of life: students that don’t do a very exhaustive house cleaning but they are moving at all time. It’s also meant for people that work at home, taking care of kids or the family, as well as for elder people who have limited movements could also stimulate their hands, arms and legs by having them to operate the device by simple movements.
Moreover Orbita is very personal; it works by using your own sentences. Treating it as anyone else, not as an object. That purpose will help us being polite.
It can contain disposable capsules with agglutinative to compact and solidify every dust particles, in order to dispose of the waste easily.
With Orbita all the housework will be done while you movements, either practicing sport, taking care of your kids, shopping or traveling…

Expert feedback, stage 2

This is a different cleaning idea, it’s a nice idea that you don’t have to make any extra moves to clean. In the visual development stage we suggest you present the design of the wearable accessories as well as the product itself in more detail. Please also consider how to present the functionality; is it relevant for the appliance to levitate, if so, how is this feasible? It also seems that in the interaction with the cleaning device is treated like a family member. What is the insight behind this?

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1 Stage - My concept

A wearable movement detector accessory for a cleaning appliance that transforms your movements to energy for cleaning the house. It also recycles the dirt helping with the environment.

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The concept I am showing is a product that cleans automatically and transforms our body movements in energy for cleaning the house, with this tip, it interact with us making sure we are moving at anytime.
It activates by saying personal friendly sentences like: “Come on Orbita!”or if you want to desactivate it will be enough saying: “Good job Orbita!”, “Thanks Orbita!”… Moreover it will detect our movements by our heart rate being inside, where it is, however, it s possible to recharge it outside while you are practicing some sport, or simply you are walking outside by the sensor in your bracelet.
Furthermore it’s a flotable device, so by using lights it will be able to detect where all the dirt is removing it by attracting and vacuuming the floor depending on the particles , using this way it will not waste energy going 2 times through the same place.
The device has 3 departments, they are for organic, inorganic or metal dirt. They will became in a big waste pill that we will be able to recycle. The departments will warn us when to empty them by changing the colour.

Expert feedback, stage 1

The idea of using body movements to control the cleaning appliance is clever and encourages people to enjoy the process. The consumer insight and interaction with the appliance could be further developed.

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2013-08-01 | No Comments

ORBITA AND USER

I would like to emphasise with Orbita the relations between the device and the user, since in a certain way Orbita takes care that we keep active, independently of our possibilities or mobility level. That is why I suggest that special way to turn on and switch off, in the same way as we would do with a person, for example: Hi Orbita!, Come on Orbita!… and for finish just with a simple: Thanks Orbita! Or Well done Orbita!

In this way we can make Orbita, a “pet” who as well as cleaning, makes us respect all around us. And in addition Orbita keep us company, for example it would be perfect for old people or children who say hello and thank the advice, and dance and play and enjoy checking their level of energy, becoming a great help for parents, in such a way that in addition the child could start helping in housework but in a very special way.

It is also very suitable for people with allergies, because particles which come through the door and windows go down to the floor, making the person feel sick. With Orbita we can forget about, reducing a lot all these harmful particules for us before coming home.

But what we really intend with Orbita is to enjoy live, enjoy with our family, friends… and enjoy the things we really love.


2013-08-01 | No Comments

ORBITA AND TECHNOLOGY

The engine will work with the energy accumulated in the battery that will be charged thanks to our movements, to make that possible we will have an APP from our phone, ipad or tablet that shaped device at our disposal that will collect the energy.

It’s cleaning way once it’s on will consist in hovercrafting , that will be possible because some fans will create a thin layer of air between the floor and the device, all will be directed by some nearness sensors that will detect any dust particles by a visible spectrum light. With software settled to detect less than 4mm of diameter objects.
To overcome any kind of obstacle carpet sized, it will be enough to blow some more air from the fans to overcome that minimum height.

When the dust particles storage will be full, all the filling sensors will take action to add enough starch solution to the dirt and make a disposable tablet. We will always know when to take the tablet out because the full storage part frame will change its colour.

The materials selected are:

- For the frame and storage I’ve choosen graphene or carbone nanoribbons because of its ultralight and resistance quality.

- The batteries will be smaller and will have a great capacity, I’ve choosen graphene for them aswell.

- The light will be provided by OLEDS, also protected by graphene to be long lasting, just because they are on the down surface of the device.

The screen part is integrated on the frame thanks to all the graphene qualities.



2013-07-26 | No Comments

ORBITA´S CONCEPT

Orbita is a device that occupies of keeping your home always clean helping us doing it effortless. It will take advantage of our everyday’s energy. This way, the device assure that we are doing exercise. That’s why we say It’s as everyone else just because it takes care of us.
Moreover, to support that link, it will start working by saying personal sentences like “Come on Orbita!” Or it will stop working by saying “Good job Orbita!”
It’s also designed to be as ecological and energy saver as possible, so thanks to its sensors, it will go only to the dust detected places without wasting time, energy … on clean surfaces. In addition, it will divide organic and inorganic, metallic and non metallic particles once the dirt storage parts are full.