We are in the final stages of assembling the TAO WellShells and wanted to give you another quick status update.
We had a scare last week as there was an issue with the mold – a small crack. If a new mold is needed that equals months of delay. Fortunately our contract manufacturer was able to repair it (that new just came in last week).
We have assembled the final boards as well, so now it’s a matter of getting everything in one place for final assembly. This is not a trivial shipping matter, as different aspects of the hardware have been created in Spain, Bulgaria, Taiwan, and San Jose and international shipping takes time.
Batteries and Heart Rate
We have solved the battery drain issue with our latest firmware update, and finally received the correct material for the heart rate monitor window.
The last big upgrade is with the force sensor, which is being optimized by IDneo in Spain. They added more clearance between the upper chassis and the special rubber-like material (bumpers) that transfers the pressure from the user to the sensor.