If none of the above, answer here:
Please describe if and how your stakeholders (cooperation partners, funders, users, etc.) have been participating in defining the problem and developing the solution.
An elaborate business plan began as bachelor thesis with whom several prices at business plan competitions could be won. Together with a fellow designer an experimental model was built to test the basic function. The first chair still was no beauty, however, the idea of the standup aid could convince various national funding authorities. With this support prototyps were developed and 2012 the first chairs were sold. The biggest challenge the designers had to face during the development was to consider the physical limitation that you do not have as a young and healthy person and so could be overlooked easily. Furthermore a huge amount of creativity and notable mental work was required to combine necessary safety with an optical fine design.
Has your solution been tested in trials, experimentations, or pilot projects? If yes, please describe the process and outcome.
Chelino was checked by the independent inspecting authority TÜV. Several doctors, physiotherapist, self-help groups and retirement homes have testet and recommend Chelino.
So far 60 chairs have been sold.
What barriers might hinder the success of your initiative? How do you plan to overcome them?
Big companies could try to copy Chelino. An already granted patent should prevent imitations.
The team of camarg has little experience in distribution. So camarg is looking for a cooperation with a bigger company or an investor who can provide knowledge that´s missing.