The Original GoPad
GoPad’s R&D Evolution
Four problems identified by Early-Adopters
1) Apart from the GoPad’s “It looks too geeky” problem, the main complaint from users was that neckstrap pressure made it uncomfortable to wear for long periods.
2) Another ergonomic problem (which is evident in this photo) was that the neckstrap cords partially obstructed side-access to the touchscreen.
3) First-generation GoPads were installed by gripping the tablet with clamps and users wanted a more elegant solution.
4) They also expressed concerns that the tablet needed better protection for use on hazardous job sites.
Improving GoPad’s Ergonomics
Improving tablet installation and Improving Tablet Protection
Notes on tablet protection:
o It’s impossible to drop a GoPad while it’s being worn.
o If somehow it does get dropped, the closed aluminum swingarm acts as a shock-protection cage.
o While the GoBag is attached to the screen-protector, it adds yet another layer of shock-protection (see Slide 7).
o The GoBag disguises the valuable tablet so that it’s harder for thieves to identify and target (see Slide 21).
o The closed swingarm also provides a secure handle for hand-carrying the tablet like a briefcase.
o To facilitate hand-carrying and desktop use, the neckstrap is now detachable and can be stored inside the GoBag.
o The closed swingarm also provides a secure grip while using the tablet’s touchscreen (see Slide 10).
o The new swingarm has ¼”-20 threaded holes that mount the GoPad securely onto a camera tripod (see GoCam).
The GoPad’s GoBag accessory
It transforms the GoPad into a Shoulderbag That can also display printed graphics!__
How GoBags are attached to the GoPad
The GoPad now has Two synergistic wearing modes:
Its original FannyPack mode and Its new Shoulderbag mode
Shoulderbag Mode looks cool, and it gives Amazing Ergonomic Performance…
While worn in its Shoulderbag Mode, a GoPad
is faster and easier to use than a smartphone!
Testing Is Believing!
Swing the GoPad forward while flipping its hinged GoBag away from the screen
Handhold it for brief periods of touching or talking
Or, snap open the swingarm for longer periods of hands-free side-wearing
When you’re finished, snap the GoPad closed and let it fall back into Shoulderbag Mode
WOW… those two mobile usage modes are amazing!
But what happens when a GoPad user stops moving?
When you stop moving at the office When you stop moving at home
And everywhere in between
GoPad is the ultimate BYOD tool
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