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KALA is a monitor designed for mature triathletes to have good control of their physical conditions through Kona.  This is a 14-week project to design performance wearables for the extreme athletes competing in Ironman Hawaii.

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ENVIRONMENT & THE SPORT
WHAT TO ACHIEVE

Swim 2.4 mile

Transition 1

Bike 112 mile

Transition 2

Run 26.2 mile

TARGET USER & FEATURES

Mature Triathletes (>65)

aming to Ironman

World Championship

Growing mature athlete population

Average Finish Time (65+ age groups)

Man: 14 hrs
Woman: 15 hrs 

A lighter approach

Better mental control

Physical conditions decrease

PERSONA

Chele

65 years old

Sports sociology 
& exercise physiology teacher

5-time Ironman, 10 Half IM

INSIGHT/RISKS

Injuries

• Physical changes with age

• Long recovery time

• Disease with age

Heat regulation problem

• Inefficient sweat

• Slower blood circulation

Dehydration

• Less body water

• Kidneys process urine less efficiently

• A diminished feeling of thirst

• Real-time

• Realize control

• Physical conditions

Monitor

DESIGN PROCESS
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features
CHROMIC LENS
UNFOLD LEGS TO TURN ON
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CONNECT TO FITBIT APP

Connect to Kala with the wearer's personal data. When one of your physical conditions reaches the preset unnormal level, Kala will sound a warning automatically.

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TAP TO RECEIVE INFO

When curious about current physical numbers, tap. Then the information will speak to the wearer through the bone conduction phone.

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LIGHTS SHOW BATTERY STATUS
CHARGE IN THE BOX
COLORWAYS

[ from WGSN ]

Ironman Hawaii
Rebranded Age
Hot Wind

Design / Ting Zhou

Instructor / Kevin Beard