Monday, October 6, 2014

WhiteBoard Presented at SolidWorks 2015 with Octane Fitness

WhiteBoard Product Solutions and Octane Fitness are presenting the Zero Runner at the Symmetry Solutions SolidWorks 2015 release event, October 9, 2014.  Presenting the development of the Zero Runner, and the collaborative effort between Octane and WhiteBoard, the two companies will be highlighting the ability to use the platform SolidWorks as a collaboration tool.  By utilization of the same platform, the two companies were able to seamlessly collaborate, leading to pushing the envelope on function and design.
Zero Runner by Octane Fitness
Octane fitness took on the challenge to come up with a zero-impact training platform for runners and partnered with WhiteBoard Product Solutions to caste a vision for the aesthetic design for the new Zero Runner Machine.
Zero Runner Renderings by WhiteBoard Product Solution

Taking inspiration from the automotive industry, fitness industry, as well the human form, the design team developed forms that evolved the existing Octane design language, yet creating a trimmer and leaner design aesthetic.
Design Inspiration for the Zero Runner by WhiteBoard Product Solutions

Through sketching, quick foam core mockups, and CAD design, the design team was able to quickly develop and refine the aesthetic direction for the machine. The design and engineering team created the final designs for all the housings in CAD and engineered the parts to be ready for production release.

Development Process of the Zero Runner by WhiteBoard Product Solutions

The result, the new Zero Runner machine, a revolutionary machine with a unique look, released August 2014, which allows runners to get their mileage without compromising performance due to overuse or injury.
Octane Fitness