2015

HANSATON

Keeping hearing instruments sanitised

In 2015, Pilotfish’s long-term client Hansaton came to us with the assignment to “design a compact, light weight and easy-to-use device that can dry and sanitise our hearing instruments”.

From there, we developed a complete line of products from the initial ideation stage to the delivery of the final products.

The resulting Dry Box uses ultraviolet light to sanitise and extract moisture from hearing aids. Pilotfish began with the initial product design and continued through the proof of concept, engineering, tool making and testing as well as the final manufacturing and assembly.

Many different versions of this product have existed in order to meet the customers’ demands as well as to explore options for production optimisation and to increase the ease of use.

THAT YEAR

The Apple Watch was released in April and quickly became the best-selling wearable device.

Leaders of China and Taiwan met for first time in nearly seven decades and started with a minute-long handshake.

Two Muslim brothers killed 12 people in an attack at the office of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on 7 January.