IDC quickly came up with concepts that would enable efficient udder disinfection, while minimising chemical waste and improving usability. The initial designs were prototyped and tested, followed by various iterations of the design and multiple prototypes to ensure the most suitable outcome was achieved.
Working very closely with Cotswold Dairy, the team ended up designing a product with internal storage areas to prevent waste of the chemicals, even if it was upside down. As a hand-held product, it was designed to be ergonomic with features like a discreet hook that could be used to hang the device. As well as this, a sealed join was included within the device so it could be easily disassembled for cleaning.
IDC’s design team worked alongside IDC Models to produce models throughout the development and prototypes for testing in dairies in the UK and Belgium. The design was submitted for a patent application prior to its launch in Belgium in December 2018.