Manufacturing a sensory brush that supports early development and child wellbeing
Creating a feasible prototype for the children’s product market
The arrival of a child into a household – whether through birth, adoption or fostering – can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to find the crucial one-to-one time required to form strong emotional bonds.
Hushbrush Ltd has developed a sensory brush that supports early development and child wellbeing by encouraging communication and bonding between children and their caregivers. The product creates a mechanism for both introducing play into bonding and easing child anxiety. To meet the manufacturing and safety requirements of the highly regulated industry for products aimed at children, Hushbrush partnered with CPI to create and demonstrate a fully-functioning prototype.
An input is a unique capability, service or method of support that was provided, such as equipment or expertise.
- Technical knowledge and expertise
- Access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- 3D printing facilities
An output is the result of the work, such as an experimental finding, an actual product or a pilot demonstrator.
- Performed feasibility study for suitable materials and a production route
- Provided access to funding and CPI’s stakeholder network
- Produced an initial unoptimised prototype
An outcome arises from implementing the outputs, for example, a profit, an investment, providing jobs or delivering societal benefits. Outcomes continue once an innovation has been implemented and deliver benefit every year.
- Progressed the technology readiness of the Hushbrush product from concept to initial pilot-scale
- Enabled production of full prototypes for market testing