BOSTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Condition Labs today announced its partnership with an unconventional set of organizations who will cross-pollinate ideas and set up ventures to address critical inflection points in manufacturing. The group is convening this week for the first time at Singularity University's Exponential Manufacturing Summit.
While much attention is paid to green buildings and lean manufacturing to reduce waste and carbon emissions, both building and manufacturing industries have been slow to modernize. Human factors like safer working conditions, better knowledge sharing (outside of IP concerns), and preparing designers and engineers to collaborate have not changed much in the last 100 years. And advances in toolsets like parametric modeling and generative design are changing designers' roles in product fabrication and mass customization.
HC Labs, famous for its trademark 90-days to a working prototype methodology, will focus on ways to cut through legacy methods in several strategic areas and grow lucrative market opportunities with these ventures:
- SafeScan™ (with Autodesk and AIG): A fully immersive Virtual Reality platform that helps companies train workers more effectively than has been possible previously.
- Human Condition TBD Lab (with Makeosity): A program for young people ages 13 – 19 to build the technology, business and design tools to fuel their passion for science, give them real-world skills, and substantially increase their lifetime earning potential.
- SpiderRoll (with Amphibian): A Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) platform that brings the ease of ordering off a sushi menu to hardware companies looking for manufacturing strategies and supply-chain partners.
- Rapid Custom Fabrication (with Fusiform): a versatile and powerful digital platform to make custom fabrication efficient and hassle-free, born from deep expertise in custom orthotics.
Human Condition Labs will conduct private demos and information sessions on these emerging solutions at the Singularity Summit this week. Interested parties can email firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on the group's progress and subsequent beta opportunities.
About Human Condition Labs:
Human Condition Labs is an applied research facility that leverages technology to create systems and solutions with large-scale social impact. HCL's business model is a combination of annuity streams from intellectual property, membership fees, events, and discovery workshops focused on accelerated solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Visit: humanconditionlabs.com
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