Personal C02 Alarm – C02 Buddy
LDT Design were selected to develop the new C02 Buddy after a competitive tender process. The brief was to develop an attractive, light weight product that was clearly identifiable as an Analox product. The main function of the product was to protect employees who work in enclosed areas, or those who visit different sites, where carbon dioxide build-up can cause serious harm to health.
The main challenge was creating a balanced enclosure that would clearly warn the end user of the presence of carbon dioxide and be light weight and comfortable/ easy to wear on a daily basis. A number of design options were presented to Analox and during the selection of the final design a number of challenges were overcome. This included laying out the PCB and hardware to suit the enclosure aesthetics and ensuring the enclosure was light weight and a small form factor. The position of the LED warning lights in relation to the position the Co2 Buddy could be worn on the body was carefully worked through.
The C02 Buddy injection moulded enclosure was developed from concept and through manufacturing by LDT Design. The enclosure was developed on time and introduced into production in August 2019. The product sailed through all of its testing and manufacturing due to the excellent and experienced team's involved in the project. The product has been very well received by Analox customers with orders ramping up for what will be a popular product for the business.