The problems were specifically cited in exchanges with pet owners. One example: Interestingly, it wasn‘t necessarily the animal that had an unpleasant odor – the smell of pet food could be a problem. Another issue: Washing machines spread animal hair onto clothing and do not necessarily wash it out.
The first approaches were successful in targeting and gathering up animal hair in a washer and separating it from clothing. Test customers were enthusiastic about the first product prototype, setting the stage for more promising development work.
Uwe Dingert is confident about the future: “Our ideas and the knowledge we gained during the sprint have put us in a good position to serve countries and markets with consumer-centered products over the next few years.”