LUX 4

Individual project

2021 — 10 weeks

LUX4 is a 4-in-1 lighting tool with essential features required by forensic investigators.

Today, the police look for evidence on their knees while moving a small flashlight over the floor. The modular design of LUX4 allows the police to put down and control 360° light modules to illuminate the scene and give them an overview of the evidence on the floor. 

Besides forensic investigation, LUX4 can be used as a flashlight, stroboscope, or siren to seamlessly integrate into the existing workflows of patrolling police officers.

Research

Industrial design

User Interface design

3D Modeling & Rendering

Prototyping

Focus on making evidence on the floor visible —

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Today's method

Strat from the corner of the room

Scan the floor & surfaces with the light to make evidence visible

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Find and secure evidence

Current pain points 

slow

Limited and time consuming

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Same position as the light source

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On their kness moving the flaslight

How might we improve the process of lighting up evidence for the patrolling police officer?

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Proto-Process

 

 

During this project, I put an intense focus on interating and went back and forth between 2D and 3D prototyping which allowed me to continuously validate the ergonomy of the concept.

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Throughout the project, there was a constant involvement of the police which gave me valuable feedback and the possibility to role-play my concept.

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Release 

magnetic power

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Guidance

Thanks to their magnetic connexion & guidance the modules are effortless to take back in the right direction.

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handle & remote

Modes: 1/2 strength, full strength, stroboscope

Light: white, UV, bleu 

Power: flashlight / 360° light / off

Module choice: 1,2,3,4, all

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“This is the perfect combo with the little flashlight, I would also  like to use it on a daily basis.“ 

— Johan, police officer

one single screw

easy to disassemble, easy to repair

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Model made by myself and LED prototyping  by my dear friend Kay van den Aker

LUX4 is a 4-in-1 lighting tool with essential features required by forensic investigators.

Today, the police look for evidence on their knees while moving a small flashlight over the floor. The modular design of LUX4 allows the police to put down and control 360° light modules to illuminate the scene and give them an overview of the evidence on the floor. 

Besides forensic investigation, LUX4 can be used as a flashlight, stroboscope, or siren to seamlessly integrate into the existing workflows of patrolling police officers.