It’s been a while since my last post, as the summer has been ramping up I have been spending every minute I can outside enjoying the weather. With that said I will try to start making more regular posts again.
So what brings me back today? The launch of Ascend Innovations.
Ascend is a collaborative innovation center with a purpose to improve life by forging commercially viable human health solutions. It is a new for-profit venture between the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA), and Kaleidoscope in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) with a focus on combining purpose driven design and state of the art technology to develop an ecosystem that produces commercially viable solutions in human health innovation.
Specifically, Ascend is a cross-functional product design and development team made up of clinicians, researchers, industrial designers, engineers and business analysts focused on constantly redefining what is humanly possible.
Check out the Ascend website here.
To help launch this new initiative we needed to develop a short explainer video to help people better understand what Ascend is and how it will help foster commercially viable medical innovations. Below is the result of our efforts. With a short deadline, and multiple stakeholders this video proved to be difficult, yet ultimately was finished on time and under budget. Upon launch of Ascend this video has driven a number of new conversations in both the industrial design and visualization services provided by Kaleidoscope.