Sep 2014, QoL Devices presented Alvio in the innovation showcase of the TEDMED 2014 San Francisco, CA.
We are overjoyed to announce that Alvio has received a prestigious grant from Pilot Health Tech NYC, an innovative program developed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation that aims to partner young healthcare technology corporations with NYC healthcare service organizations to provide an opportunity for pilot testing new technologies that will in some […]
In mid-June, Alvio, nominated by R/GA of New York, distinguished itself amongst the entrants in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and received both a Gold and a Bronze Cannes Lions awards—an honor shared with only two other US companies, Google and Nike. The Cannes Lions Festival, in France, is a weeklong, global event […]
Beginning in early June, we took the exciting step of bringing an Alvio prototype into a busy outpatient clinic at Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) in the Bronx, NYC as a way to gauge user acceptability in the field. Over the coming months, while waiting for their well-child appointments, children are invited to test out the […]
Here’s our very own Corey, presenting at South by Southwest on March 8th, along with the other companies at the R/GA Techstars Connected Devices Accelerator.
Thanks to the talent and dedication of the R/GA team (especially Angela Wen and Lauren Von Dehsen) we’ve got a new mascot and new game designs. All the games are now based on this cute little pufferfish. We’re taking suggestions for naming it, so please send your ideas!
Thanks to some help from a talented Product Designer named Jessica Cohen, we now have a much better design for the Alvio controller. It’s more ergonomic, intuitive to use, and frankly looks much better than anything we had before.
Still work in progress, but slowly getting closer to target. This design makes the bottom dial a bit more streamlined. There is now a cap as well (not shown here).
These past few days have been quite hectic on many different fronts (electronics, business strategy and bowling), but we did manage to make progress on product design as well. We had to scavange for a license to 3D design software, which ended up being Autodesk Inventor (in lieu of SolidWorks). Even though none of us […]
The folks at the R/GA Techstars Accelerator were kind enough to invite us and the other nine companies in the program to a fun evening of bowling and dining in Williamsburg. Our team scored very high initially, but to our surprise our performance declined in direct ratio to alcohol consumed.