The first prototype was made in Jelly’s studio, from copper plumbing pipes, and modelled by Sam’s eight-month old son. At this stage, it just had to prove the concept – not be tested for safety on the roads! Once satisfied with the concept, a full product design was created using CAD along with all the correct ergonomic and industry data
Once the initial rough prototype was successful, Jelly sent the CAD data to rapid-prototyping bureaus. They manufactured the parts needed to produce a high quality prototype, which was then used as a mock-up version of the real product. The final version was then fully tested for road safety.
Poor fitting of a carseat is the single largest threat facing a child on a car journey. With the Aergo, easy visibility through the mesh fabric, plus easy accessibility, allow the retaining system to be checked and adjusted with ease.
The tensioned web platform suspends the child comfortably and cushions him against vibration and bumps in the road. The even weight distribution reduces pressure points.
the high-tech fabric aids ventilation, reduces overheating and prevents the build-up of condensation within the seat.
the Aergo is far lighter than existing products so is easier to lift and transport to the car.
With the work that Sam had done we were able to get patents on our ideas, and design registrations, so we were able to protect the innovation. His credibility with large manufacturers really helped us in securing a licensing agreement.
Working with Jelly Products, we achieved all the objectives we set out in the initial meeting – really everything.
Indeed we achieved more than we had expected, because we got worldwide patents, including in the very difficult Chinese market. This is a great testament to Sam’s design ability.”
Bob Vickers MBE,
Space Net Technology Ltd