Name of the Product- Hygenius
We are targeting our product to all people who brush their teeth or anyone who needs an extra boost when it comes to oral hygiene.
Design Specification (ranked according to priority)
- Safety and Legal Issues: The toothbrush and floss must meet legal requirements and be safe for use for children and adults. The floss will be PFC free to prevent exposure to the cancer causing substance.
- Customer Needs: durable, efficient toothbrush that contains 50 yards of floss to last for 100 days.
- Performance: Must be able to clean teeth and dispense floss easily and efficiently.
- Product Life: Product will be replaced after 3 to 4 months (100 days)
- Service Life: 3 to 4 months
- Global Environment: Must not be made of material harmful to the environment. Will be made of recyclable plastic.
- Operating Environment: Will be used in a moist environment so it must be waterproof. Must also endure the pressure and vibrations caused by brushing teeth. Needs to be able to withstand a temperature of -25*F to 120*F
- Materials: Must be relatively simple material wise, consisting of recyclable plastic, bristles, and floss.
- Aesthetics: Must be moderately appealing to consumers, not bulky or unfamiliar shaped. Will come in a variety of colors. Handle will be made with a rough texture to prevent slipping.
- Ergonomics: Handle must easily fit into a hand and be comfortable.
- Target cost: Must be able to compete with existing market of toothbrushes; around 5$ for our product that includes a toothbrush and floss
- Size and Weight: Must not be too heavy or large compared to existing toothbrushes; easy to fit in hand
- Durability: Will not need replaceable parts; will endure wear and tear of regular flossing (150 grams of pressure)
- Time: around two to three weeks to make product
- Materials: some unique materials of toothbrushes are difficult to make but can be acquired. (possibility of 3D printing recyclable plastic and rubber for grip)
- Efficiency: determining that the product actually serves its purposes of properly brushing one's teeth, lasting 3 to 4 months, containing easily accessible floss that functions as expected.