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The Smart Wireless Sensors from Data Harvest Group is a range of attractive products with a wide range of sensing and Bluetooth capabilities. Developed from their existing SmartQ range of sensors, the Smart Wireless Sensors bring the brand’s aesthetics and ambitions into the 21st century. Its attractive casing allows many different sensor types to be housed within it. The sensor’s ergonomic design is intuitive for teachers and students to interact with allowing users to concentrate on their learning outcomes rather than how to use the product.


“Salsus took the time to really understand our product requirements and generated several viable proposed solutions.”

NICK BROWN // TECHNICAL DIRECTOR


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PROBLEM

Data Harvest Group has a large range of already established SmartQ Sensors including products to measure forces, gas pressure, temperature, humidity and much more. It is a range that has been available for many years and this is evident in the range’s geometry and colour pallet. Data Harvest Group wanted a product which looked and felt more revolutionary and modern to fit the company’s brand direction. The existing case had to house many product variations and this was a crucial function which couldn’t be lost.

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SOLUTION

The new range of Smart Wireless Sensors offers an exciting new aesthetic that reflects the modern technology inside. Initially launched as a Bluetooth pH Sensor, Temperature Sensor and Voltage & Current Sensor, the client intends to launch further products with this case in the near future. A dramatic change in brand identity meant an extensive concept generation phase to establish the aesthetic. Using a mixture of 2D and 3D software we were able to refresh the ranges aesthetics whilst incorporating some visual links to the V-Hub previously designed for Data Harvest Group by Salsus Design Ltd. Catering for such a wide range of products in a single case involved having to liaise closely with Data Harvest Groups internal electronic engineers and technical director in order to understand the variations of internal and external components and design accordingly. Variations in PCB geometry and cap geometry required in-depth tolerance and FMEA evaluation to ensure a functional design.

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