For people with foot abnormalities, finding the right pair of shoes has long required a series of compromises: settling for shoes that don’t fit, are too expensive, or look plain unattractive. Footprint 3D’s founders are taking these problems head-on. They’re developing a more supportive footbed that correctly aligns joints and ligaments and alleviates pain. And they’re creating designs that compete aesthetically – and economically – with the world’s leading brands.
How do they do it? Footprint 3D first scans a person’s feet, then feeds the 3D data into modeling software to produce custom footbed designs. By enhancing these models with structures formed by a set of algorithms, the files are then printed through a process known as selective laser sintering and assembled with a unique upper comprised of advanced textiles. The result is a single pair of shoes designed and made for a single individual – the ultimate market of one.
Footprint 3D’s rapid manufacturing accomplishes more than just a custom fit; it eliminates the waste caused by traditional manufacturing, including excess molds, tools, and scrap. They also use materials much more environmentally friendly than EVA, the most common shoe midsole foam that can last up to 1,000 years in a landfill.
There is always an easy solution to every problem, you just need to look at it in the right-angle. Of course we are talking about your math problems! #Lenovo #Yoga900 – geometry made easy! With 50,000+ employees and $46B+ in global sales in 160 countries, Lenovo is a global leader in innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technologies.
Lenovo: ThinkPad X1 Accessories Product Tour Video
The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Accessories unveiled by Kevin Beck. ThinkPad X1 Headphones, Mouse and Ultra Sleeve are the perfect companion accessories to expand the ThinkPad user experience. Optimized for travel, they offer portable productivity whether presenting at a meeting or catching your next flight. Learn more about Lenovo: http://lenovo.com
Lenovo: Q&A with Lenovo PC & Smart Device Group’s User Experience Team
Most organizations will say they’re customer centric. But we live and breathe it in every product we make. From pioneering the first 2-in-1 Yoga convertible laptop to upping the PC gaming experience with the Y series, we look deeply at how to create and evolve devices and software with user experiences. And this year’s realignment changes of our entire PC Group to PC & Smart Device Business Group underscore the need to further evolve the way we approach customer-centric innovation.
But how do we do it?
Meet a few of our PC & Smart Device Group’s User Experience heavyweights. They’re passionate about understanding and anticipating user needs while integrating customer feedback into future products. They’re also instrumental in accelerating our transformation in the PC and smart device business by bringing customers into the innovation process of the devices of tomorrow.
The first thing we do when we unpack a new laptop is open the lid and take a deep sniff to rate the smell. Not really, but it’s some criteria we’re thinking of adding to our reviews. The good news on this? The P70 doesn’t stink. If it has any smell at all, it would be that of POWER. Lenovo is not skimping here folks. As a matter of fact, this is Lenovo’s first mobile laptop featuring the Intel Xeon (Skylake) processor, and the first 17″ workstation from Lenovo in, let’s see, FIVE YEARS. The W7XX series was its predecessor–remember the integrated Wacom digitizer and the 10.6″ secondary slide-out screen? Well, you won’t see those on the P70, but you can be sure Lenovo has packed the max amount of updated hardware, shaved off a little weight and boosted battery power.
When you buy this laptop, you’ll be tossing in your bag 7.5+ pounds of matte-black chassis wrapped storage drives, ports and processors strapped into a magnesium frame with stiff steel hinges that hold the 4K UHD (or FHD) IPS screen. It’s signature Lenovo Brutalist design (that honestly, we love) rugged, minimal and edgy while offering an independent individualism that screams, “I will take over the entire surface of this desktop with this laptop and you will like it.”
It has better battery life than other large laptops we’ve tested–8.5 hours max (per the spec sheet) and 2.5 hours with our regular use test. This, with attention to weight and port locations, makes it magnificent for being more mobile between office and shop, plus you’ll have the screen size to show half the people on the airplane what you’re working on/watching.
With 50,000+ employees and $46B+ in global sales in 160 countries, Lenovo is a global leader in innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technologies.
As a member of the Fortune Global 500, and recently identified in Interbrand’s 100 most valuable global brands report, Lenovo is bigger and stronger than ever thanks to not only organic growth, but also due to the recent acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM’s x86 Server business.
Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.
Our product line includes: YOGA, Thinkpad, Y Series gaming, Ideacentre, Thinkcentre, Erazer, Moto 360 and Moto X
Lenovo also has a diverse employee culture. As a true global company, our leaders and employees come from various cultures across the globe. Everyone at Lenovo takes great pride in our ability to attract top talent from diverse backgrounds. We view our differences as a source of strength in building a culture that helps us achieve our goals.