Deliverables Unique to Project (such as prototypes, visuals, story boards,engineering drawings etc.)
Having trained as a lifeguard and medic with the Irish Reserve Defence force, Kieran was dissatisfied with existing methods for treating hypothermia. While studying Product Design and Technology at the University of Limerick, Kieran set himself the challenge of developing a new approach to mitigating hypothermia in the most extreme environment – Cold water immersion. As part of his final year design project, Kieran carried out research with the Irish Navy, RNLI, Air Sea Search and Rescue, Coast Guard and Mullion Life Jacket Manufacturers. Over 9 months Kieran researched and developed Hydros, a three piece personal flotation device, which mitigates the effects of cold water shock, hypothermia and secondary drowning. The design was shortlisted in the top 20 of 650 in the world in the James Dyson Awards 2013. Hydros also received a highly commendable award from the Irish Designers Institute. Kieran received a summer research bursary from the University of Limerick to carry out limited cold water testing on the design which was completed over a 3 month period.On graduating Kieran secured a position as a Design Engineer at Molex Shannon, in this position he was responsible for new product development and the sustaining of the Din industrial connector product range. He also worked on the automation of the Aerogen Nebulizer medical product range. While in this position, Kieran attained a feasibility study valued at €15,000 and Competitive Start Funding from Enterprise Ireland. He left his position to commercialise his design and founded Ocean Survivor.
Medical Device Design
Filtri - This medical device concept demonstrates how newer technologies can be incorporated into already established surgical procedures. Filtri possesses the ability to conduct multiple endoscopic procedures through a single device via a multi-deployable handle and sheath system.
Pod is a fun, interactive cultivation system that teaches you how to grow your own organic kitchen garden regardless of space or size restrictions. Pod is expandable and grows as your skills develop. It empowers you to explore the possibilities offered by gardening, while bringing you through the entire cultivation process with intelligent design and visual cues. Rotagrower is an innovative garden growing concept which allows you to grow more vegetables and herbs in less space by taking gravity out of the equation. Plants rotate slowly around the central LED lighting system, towards which they grow. Phototropism is the key to making this concept work, as geotropism is practically non-existent. An automatic watering system also ensures that your kitchen garden remains healthy.
A key component of Deviate Aspire is our ability to develop and enhance a multitude of different design streams. Project Fallout demonstrates out ability to take an already existing, low quality product - real or virtual - and bring it beyond its original design to create realistic, presentation-ready images and illustrations.