Last year, Tabata received a lot of consumer reactions, they hope that the goggles can be designed to prevent loss. According to our investigation, the loss rate of the protective soft pad (or facial pad) on the inner side of the eye mask is as high as 47.8%. In particular, although the durability and comfort of resin cushion is very high, compared with other materials, it is relatively easy to fall off. Therefore, we launched a research plan specifically for this project and its needs.
Make a kind of goggle with protective cushion that is not easy to fall off
In order to achieve the goggles that the soft cushion is not easy to fall off in the team's mind, we must first overcome the "comfort" problem that Tabata company always requires.
This requirement becomes the first problem of this double fit project, because if the material is used too soft, though it is comfortable to wear, the lens will soon fall off. If the material is too hard, it is not easy to fall off, but the comfort will be reduced. In order to solve this problem, the team thought about the way to combine the two materials: use hard materials in contact with the lens, contact with the face, and use soft materials.
The combination of soft material and hard material can use the all-purpose glue, but it is not suitable because it is very close to the eyes of the human body. Even if it is used, the production efficiency will be greatly reduced and the cost will be increased. How to combine the two? What is the most suitable shape?
After many attempts, the development team finally found the most suitable method.
The development cost exceeds the accident
Combine hard and soft materials together. It's very simple, but it's very difficult to put them in the right place.
"We've really experienced all kinds of failures and setbacks"
The development time of swimming goggles is usually one year, but it takes two years to develop this kind of swimming goggles, that is, double the development time. Moreover, it is particularly difficult for the development team to make the cost reasonable for consumers to purchase this type of goggles at the right price.
The inspiration of the development comes from wudongmian?!
The first batch of our test products has too strong suction on the eyes, so it feels like the eyeballs are going to be sucked out, which will cause great discomfort to people who love swimming.
How can we avoid this problem and increase its comfort successfully? " This problem has puzzled the development team for a long time.
One day, one of the developers was eating his wife's udon noodles while considering the goggles. He felt the noodles were very strong, soft, moderate and delicious. "if only you could make the goggles look the same." So he brought an idea into the protective cushion.
Totally different fit
If the headband is pulled too long, the shape of the outer part of the eye will be deformed. In order not to deform the outer part, this part must be made more flexible, so that the pressure on the eye can be effectively eliminated.
"That's the right idea."
The flexibility of the outer side of the protective cushion can effectively prevent the headband from deforming, reduce the sense of pressure when wearing it, and there is no problem in swimming for a long time. In this way, it not only improves the comfort, but also achieves the point that it is close to the face when the suction is not too strong, which is very suitable for swimmers.