4 Elements was hired by Nidek Medical to redesign the existing oxygen concentrator. The goal was to reduce the manufacturing cost of $575.00 to a more profitable scenario for the company. The old unit sold for approx. $600.00. Also the old unit was too heavy and was not very ergonomic and the design did not scream technology. The picture above illustrates the new final product. 4 Elements redesigned the unit to meet a new manufacturing cost of less than $250.00. This was accomplished by reducing the assembly and testing time by 3 1/2 hours, and reducing the piece part strategy to reduce cost. Also we reduced the vibration of the compressor by 30%, and the decibal output of the machine by 25%. The new design also incorporated a new weight reduction of 20 lbs, and the incorporation of better ergonomics for the end user.