In 2017, Whistle commenced working with KangaTech to develop the next evolution of their Injury Prevention Platform (IPP)
KangaTech, a leader in sport science, were looking to build on the success of their first-generation IPP. At the heart of this unit is KangaTech’s world-class, software-based, testing platform. A platform that enables the performance monitoring of elite athletes.
For the next evolution IPP, Whistle had 2 core tasks:
1. Design and develop an integrated sensor housing. This housing contains all sensors, electronics, mechanisms and user controls.
2. Re-design, re-invent and re-imagine the supporting frame and base.
As part of the early stages of the project we needed to understand all the usage requirements. With the requirements clearly defined, we then focussed on engineering a mechanical system that delivered on the following fundamental goals:
Attention was paid to developing an aesthetic that was suited to the gym environment and fitting of a leading sports science device. Selection of the right manufacturing methods and materials were a key driver of this.
Throughout the product development, the team at Whistle used our design and engineering experience to:
The latest IPP, called the “KT360”, and was launched worldwide in Q1 2019. Congratulations to the KangaTech team on their world class system!
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