Welcome to Helbling “Insights” – we publish monthly worth knowing and exciting information issued from our business. Enjoy your reading.

Design for non-compliant users by lowering the bar for interaction

January, 2022

Product design and development should aim for a device that allows safe and effective use. This is especially true in the case of the trend toward the increasing fusion of medical devices and consumer goods. For special user groups that cannot be expected to be fully engaged with usage of the device, the aim of safe and effective use is even more pressing. …read on

Smart Design Enables Sustainable Solutions

December, 2021

Sustainability has become an urgent issue for all sectors of the economy.  As a leading engineering and consulting firm, Helbling plays a significant role by helping its business partners to succeed with their transformation towards sustainability and by bringing future-proof solutions. How can such solutions be designed? …read on

Mobile robotics solutions can be implemented efficiently

November, 2021

Robotics is experiencing a boom and mobile robotics is playing a key role in this. More and more applications are using the ability to move and orient oneself independently in a changing environment. This trend is currently evident in the rapidly growing online trade in logistics. But how can these complex…read on

Seven Keys to unlocking successful Product Development

October, 2021

To bring innovation to life, you must move effectively from vision to market. Helbling experts have observed that this is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in view of ever new technological possibilities such as the Internet of Things. This is less about the technology to build prototypes or where you install your serial production. With their many years of experience, the experts have identified seven hurdles along the way and emphasize that success is about the mindset and the methods used in development. …read on

How Ventilation Systems Reliably Increase Indoor Air Quality

September, 2021

The number of work activities carried out in indoor spaces such as offices or halls is constantly increasing. At the same time, awareness of the impact of emissions on indoor air quality in the workplace is also growing. The COVID-19 pandemic has further raised awareness of the importance of an uncontaminated and, in some cases, even sterile working environment. The key to this is reliable ventilation systems. Helbling helps to design and dimension these optimally by means of complex fluid dynamics simulations, among other things. …read on

Know-how is the key for successfully developing diffractive optical elements

August, 2021

Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) offer unique possibilities that are not able to be achieved with other optical elements. Designing them properly is complex; Helbling supports its partners with its know-how and experience in this field. …read on

Family Friendly Products – Why the children’s happiness can make parents happy, too

“Boo-ooring. When are we finally there? How many times do I have to sleep until it’s my birthday? Is it still far?” Ever heard one of these? Such questions can make everyday family life a real strain, especially for parents. Because time seems to stand still (not only for our children) when we are really looking forward to something. … read on

Four technologies which tell us: “It’s the right time to bring intelligence to microcontrollers”

Neural networks have become state of the art technology for data scientists in recent years. At the same time, data science vastly grew in importance for product releases. It not only helps gain market insights, but also enables new customer values such as predictive maintenance, self-adjusting control loops or object recognition. To deliver the best customer experience, we often must provide customer value with low latency, at low cost, and regardless of the current cloud connection state. To meet these expectations, it is important to run neural networks not only in the cloud, but also on the edge. There are several definitions of “the edge”: … read on

Sustainability and Consumer Goods: Why the Product Development Approach Makes the Difference

Today for a business, sustainability does not only mean looking greener. More and more companies now have clear sustainability goals such as science-based targets and develop their sustainability strategy based on the 17 United Nations Development Goals (see Fig. 1) and the Paris Climate Agreement. And these commitments and plans do not come alone, they are followed by significant investments. What is particularly remarkable … read on

Design and Usability: why the user is always right

We have been offering services for design and usability since 2014. Our portfolio ranges from medical devices and lab equipment, sanitary and household equipment, to power tools and industry plants. For a complete product development, we work closely with our engineers. This combination of design and engineering allows us to … read on

Hybrid classification: What do you do when machine learning hits some limitations?

When talking about data and its analysis, machine learning comes to mind very quickly, and indeed machine learning has provided excellent solutions in many of our projects. However, we have sometimes hit some limitations as well, for instance … read on