A Successful Product Design: Started From A Spark And Ends Flowing Air
Alea Air is a new startup giving the HVAC system a smart upgrade. With this new system, you can keep your air clean and adjust the temperature in every room. If you are looking for lower energy bills you need a smart home and AleAir may be just the right solution for you!
They are the first of many to try and tackle the problem of smarter energy in homes. It’s even easy to install, simply swap your existing floor, wall, or ceiling registers with Alea and configure your Alea Air app.
Spark Innovations was hired by Alea Labs Inc. to develop their new “Smart Vent” product. Spark’s mechanical engineers and industrial designers took this product from a very early crude prototype, through a few rounds of partial validation units, and onto fully functional production-intent mock-up assemblies. Spark then continued on to support with the early production trials and DFM (Design For Manufacturing) processes. This was a challenging project as it involved 7 different sized units, comprised of mechanisms, electronics, aesthetic challenges with regards to the look and functionality. Through several iterations, testing, tweaking, design changes, both Spark and Alea Labs came through with success. These vent units are now in the first stages of being sold to the mass market and used in actual construction projects!