The Best Innovations to Help you Social Distance

by | Apr 16, 2020 | Design, Innovation, Inventions, Product Design

Social distancing is a new measure being taken worldwide as citizens are taking more precautions about how their safety and health can be effected through the spread of the novel virus, COVID-19. To help flatten the curve and keep others safe, more people have been looking for a way to practice social distancing at their best and still continue with their daily activities and hobbies as best as possible. Using product design and innovation is a great way to help support social distancing as inventors worldwide look for a way that people can carry on their regular routines in the comfort of their homes without going out, decreasing the chance of spreading the disease. As a top product development company, here are Mako Design’s top picks for products to help you practice social distancing!

Mako Design’s Favorite Innovative Video Console as a Top Product Development Company

If you were never a big video game fan, now is the time more than ever to cultivate a new hobby that encourages social distancing through connecting through your devices rather than in real life. As a product development company, we love to keep in touch with growing video game console development and recommend one of the most popular and easiest consoles to practice social distancing with, the popular Nintendo Switch! With a portable and light design, the switch is a great and easy way to connect and play with others through virtual worlds all within the comfort of your home. Nintendo is known for having some of the most iconic games, therefore you’re bound to find tons of games to help keep you entertained while at home. Thanks to the devices’ ability to connect to Wi-Fi, you don’t need to leave the house to get new games and can easily download new games and updates straight through the device. Finally, you can connect with your friends through the device to compete in online games and stay as communicative as possible.

Using Innovative Apps to Help with Social Distancing

Another huge concern for others since the practice of social distancing has started is finding ways to get your necessities to you as best as possible. A top product development company such as Mako Design understands the value of using our latest technological devices to help us connect and take advantage of the world around us through innovative apps. We recommend using apps such as Instacart to make grocery shopping easier. Best for social distancing and staying out of crowded grocery stores, you can pick and choose the groceries you like and have someone pick them up and deliver them straight to your door. With the practice of social distancing and health and safety measures increasing, grocery apps have worked harder in making sure than your groceries and food are delivered safely and as cleanly as possible with workers wearing gloves and masks and offering to leave your groceries by your down, decreasing the amount of socializing between picking up your groceries. Innovative apps are a great way to show us just how powerful our devices and technology can be and how they progress us a society that values convenience and ease.

Home Fitness Tips and Recommendations from a Top Product Development Company

Lastly, with so many people staying home due to social distancing, a lot of people are finding it harder to stay fit when they have to stay indoors all day! It is a great recommendation to go outside and take a nice walk around your neighborhood, however, getting a real sweat can be a challenge without a proper gym and equipment. Thus, as a top product development firm, Mako Design has the best recommendation on how you can stay fit at home without crossing boundaries in social distancing. Having an at-home fitness product such as the Monkii is a great product that works perfectly for social distancing as it offers a full-body workout all in the comfort of your own home. In just the size of a medicine ball, Monkii features a resistant training kit that can give you a whole workout in just four minutes following a Tabata like workout plan. Monkii offers a high-intensity workout with endurance to work the core, lose weight and get strong. It connects with an app to provide a specialized program just for you and tracks your goals and insights to make sure you stay fit with a variety of different exercises and achievements to keep you going while at home.

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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