Wearable, Sleek…Lifesaving?

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The Rufus Cuff™ lets wearers make voice and video calls, hands-free. It also has a full keyboard for texting and email. And in industrial workplaces, it's a potential lifesaver. Gabe Grifoni is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rufus Labs, which developed two versions of this wearable computer. The Rufus Cuff™, which straps on like a wristwatch, is a standalone device that comes in consumer and enterprise editions. Gabe and his team were one of four start-ups who recently graduated from Make in LA's second mentorship session. The program culminated in a "Hardware Demo Day" graduation ceremony, in which program participants presented their projects to potential investors. After his presentation, Gabe talked about developing the Rufus Cuff™, its uses in enterprise and some resources he'd recommend to fellow entrepreneurs. On this edition of Over Coffee® you'll hear: How workers can put the Rufus Cuff™ to use on the job; How Gabe and his team came up with the concept for their wearable tablet; How the Rufus Cuff™ could prevent one of the leading causes of death in a warehouse situation; Additional functions that could make a workplace safer and more efficient; How this wearable tablet assists in daily operations in a warehouse situation; How Gabe and his team created an additional prototype in response to a specific client request in twenty-four hours; Gabe's resource recommendations for fellow makers, for design and 3D printing; The free resources he used to find files and download them for learning and 3D printing; Two important lessons for innovators, drawn from Gabe's experience creating the Rufus Cuff™. Are you a maker or entrepreneur? Check out Make in LA's classes, makerspace and services! They offer free office hours (30-minute sessions) on alternate Fridays, from 10 am to noon, to help you give your business a makeover for success. Here's the link to sign up.

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