February/March 2018 Update
a. Multiple pilots underway with feedback from corporate partners
In 2017, Aido had got accepted into the prestigious Plug and Play program in Silicon Valley ( ranked among top 20 programs in the US by Forbes in 2017) . Selection was done by anchor partners including Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer Biomet, AARP, Ascension, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, University of Mississipi Medical Center, Servier among others after a pitch event.
We have received tremendous feedback on the product during the program and all these have gone back to master prototype drawing board.
b. We have closed part of our funding commitments and are pursuing the closure of other commitments.
c. More senior executives, Advisors, and Angel Investors joining our Board:
We also have two additional members and angel investors joining our ecosystem advisory board this month. They are highly respected serial entrepreneurs and senior executives with significant industry experience.
We are super excited that there are more people putting their money and weight behind getting Aido out, and, humbled by their belief in the Product. We are ironing out all our issues and final product would be visible to all to see!
d. Backer Update Schedule
Next Update will be on May second week with the videos from the latest master prototype. We would be showing detailed video validating all our claims, features and functionality. We have also taken in the feedback received during the previous updates and all these would be addressed while creating the demo videos.
We know that there a lot of you eager to see the current prototype progress. However after reviewing some of the feedback from our last update - We understand that most of you need detailed and clear updates - that than a rough work in progress update.
We promise to provide a very comprehensive and detailed update including multiple videos on our next update scheduled in May second week.
e. Shipping Schedule ( Estimate )
As per the current product development progress
IGG Developer Backers Q3 2018 Onwards
IGG Regular Backers Q3 2018 Onwards
Others Q4 2018 Onwards
f. Product Status
Scaled the whole prototype down by 10% .
We are now at the exact dimensions that we promised our supporters , investors and backers.
The model is now sleek, less bulkier and incredibly easy to use. Again - A significant feat considering that we achieved this in conjunction with ironing out the issues from our last prototype.
We have now reached the promised interaction design ,dimensions and industrial design.
Finished second generation PCB designs, scaled down the individual components to accommodate the overall 10% scale down.
PCB design complete for Electronics including
a. Sound Localization
b. Motor Driver Board Third Generation
c. Power Management Board Second Generation
d. Control Board
Completed UI design and integration testing for the components
Application Status Highlights
All application modules are now stable.
There are integration issues pending which we expect to sort out in the ongoing product iteration.
Next Steps on the product
a. Integration Testing
b. Home automation modules
c. SDK package refresh still pending
d. As we are doing Integration testing and User testing in parallel we will be on the lookout for any new issues that crop up. These will be added to the next task list as per the priority.
g. Videos of the Prototype
We are creating at least 4 different master prototypes which will be demonstrated in detail on the next update.
We will be also releasing pictures of the current PCB designs, UI layouts, and, completed workflows. We have close to 200 interactive screens completed for the Aido faceplate and the companion App combined.