Product Inventor tests innovative XOOT monitor arm

Thoughts from an Inventor – XOOT

We asked our client, Chris, the inventor of XOOT, about his innovative idea, product development journey, and thoughts on working with a design firm. Pillar: Tell us a little bit about you and your product or invention. Chris: I’m a classic lone inventor with an idea for a better mousetrap.  In my case the mouse trap is a monitor arm to improve the ergonomics and usability of drawing/touch screens. See: the web site This is a complicated product, with lots of custom parts and electronics. Pillar: How did you come up with your product idea? Chris: I’m a computer engineer and when the initial iPhone

Back View of XOOT Professional and Ergonomic Drawing Stand Product Prototype

XOOT – Professional and Ergonomic Drawing Stand

Entering the final stages of testing, XOOT, a professional drawing stand for large tablets and monitors, is preparing to launch later this year. The XOOT system provides effortless monitor adjustment to seamlessly switch between viewing and drawing positions, providing a more ergonomic experience for tablet users. Pillar has assisted XOOT through the product development process from the industrial design to the engineering and CAD modeling process. We can’t wait for the first units to make their way into the market.

Digital Human Models for Ergonomic Product Design Process

Ergonomic Optimization

Human factors and ergonomics focus on the body's relation to products, environments and processes to improve efficiency and comfort for the user. Human Scale is a collection of data that outlines the dimensions of the body and its movement in relation to space. At Pillar, we use this information to determine head sizes while designing helmets and goggles, grip diameters for hand tools, as well as locations for control panels so that users of all abilities and sizes have equal access. We use digital human models in our Solidworks CAD models to help validate dimensions before products are brought into