Podcast
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MEP EP#53: Aditya and Mijael of Kinetic with “The Device”

Podcast Notes

  • Aditya Bansal
    • Co-founder and CTO of Kinetic
    • Graduated Purdue University with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Worked at IBM Research Center before Kinetic
    • Developed a motion tracker to move text on a display so the text stays still while running on a treadmill
  • Mijael Damian
    • Head of Data Analysis and Supply Chain at Kinetic
    • Graduated New York Columbia University as a Mechanical Engineer
    • Used to work with key.me which is a “physical key” in the cloud, key cut is stored into the cloud and can be made at a kiosk so you are never locked out
  • Kinetic is a company developing wearable devices to reduce workplace injuries of industrial workers
    • Located in New York City
    • Small, lean team
  • The “Device” runs on the Intels Edison platform which is an x86 architecture
    • Rugged design for industrial and harsh environments
    • OLED display
    • 15 hours of battery life
    • Advance IMU for tracking motion
    • Records and tracks employee motion to help reduce high risk moves and lifts
    • Quantifies how many high risk moves and lifts a person does
    • Can give supervisors data on equipment improperly setup, EX: Table too short or parts stored too high
    • Lots of advance drop tests, environmental testing, humidity, and temperature
  • This is also the first year anniversary of the MEP! Here is to another 52 episodes!

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Runtime: (42:53)

Hosts:
Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig

Guests:
Aditya Bansal
Mijael Damian


Figure 1: Aditya Bansal and Mijael Damian of Kinetics dropped by to visit MacroFab!
Figure 1: Aditya Bansal and Mijael Damian of Kinetics dropped by to visit MacroFab!
Figure 2: Kinetic's The Device
Figure 2: Kinetic’s “The Device”
Figure 3: Aditya Bansal setting up the testing area for preliminary testing of Kinetic's production run.
Figure 3: Aditya Bansal setting up the testing area for preliminary testing of Kinetic’s production run.



Figure 4: Kinetic’s drop test of “The Device”

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!