Wearable Mental Health

Wearable Mental Health

Olive is a twist on the fitness band that measures stress-related biometrics in real time to more effectively manage stress. It tracks changes in heart rate, reactions on the skin surface, skin temperature as well as analyzes habits such as sleep, physical activity, light exposure & even communicates with your smartphone to take into account your calendar & schedule. This info is meticulously stitched together to paint a more complete picture of the user’s lifestyle & create an actionable plan to balance stress. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Hardy Simes

Skiing Just Got Smarter

Skiing Just Got Smarter

Kiing is the first activity tracker designed specifically for skiers. Placed at the front and back of the skis, the system uses GPS, an accelerometer, and other sensors to monitor velocity, turns, and other data which are transmitted via Bluetooth to a wrist-worn device for interpretation. With this information, skiers can not only hone their skills but compete with friends and other skiers via social media sharing!

0 Designer: Lucas Ortiz Estefanell

In Your Face Lap Times!

In Your Face Lap Times!

Rather than using expensive, sensitive, hi-tech hardware (like a head-up display or mini lens-projector), Jun Yin’s Viewpace goggles offer a simple extension of a timer for swimmers to track their lap times. The extension is slim and lightweight yet rigid enough to stay intact during rigorous underwater movement. While there is a level of resistance it creates in relation to hydrodynamics, this is negligible compared to the current method of stopping entirely to check a stopwatch located at the edge of the pool!

0 Designer: Jun Yin

Spyder Strength

Spyder Strength

Move over Perfect Pushup! The Spyder 360 is here to kick your butt into shape! This versatile fitness device helps develop the entire core with an unlimited range of motion thanks to 6 multi-directional rolling legs that work on a variety of surfaces. With just a single pair, users can workout the back, obliques, arms, abdominals and more with a mind-blowing number of exercises that are easily integrated into many of today’s popular exercise programs. Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Jonathan C. Smith

Sculpture Meets Cycling Machine

Sculpture Meets Cycling Machine

The Vito cycling system dares to be different! As much of an art piece as it is a fitness machine, its unique shape is unlike any other. Complete with an epicycloid transmission system (fancy words for rotational gearing), responsive LED performance lighting as well as mobile/tablet integration, it aims to encourage regular exercise. The longer it’s gone unused, the brighter its red LEDs glow. With its retractable saddle and handlebars, it can be easily tucked away or left out as a sculptural design element in your gym or other workout space.

0 Designer: Rob Melville

Serious Kid Fitness

Serious Kid Fitness

Sometimes ya gotta get a little tricky to get kids off the couch and outside to exercise! The Attivo series of playground equipment focuses on exercising the entire body with a variety of fun games that isolate different areas to improve agility and coordination. It includes a climbing station for upper body, skateboard ramp station for balance and building core muscles, an abacus style station for lower body, and finally a small goal with net in the middle for groups to play games on both sides.

0 Designer: John Ditchburn

The Chiro Coach

The Chiro Coach

Patients who experience back pain from over-sitting are often prescribed fitness bands, exercise balls and other tools to aid in their physical therapy, but because of the lack of accountability, few follow through! PILAR is a novel training device that senses motion and directs, challenges, compliments and encourages the user in real time with audible and tactile feedback! The app-based system integrates with mobile devices via Bluetooth and allows for custom programmed rehabilitation.

0 Designer: Entwurfreich

Stay connected as you train!

Stay connected as you train!

Thanks to its highly advanced Android platform, Unity makes interaction intuitive, like a tablet, allowing the user to swipe, scroll and touch the elements on the screen. Users can not only monitor their training but view personalized content to access social networks and browse the web. Using Google Glass tech, users can also use voice commands to control and access all the unique functions of the equipment as well as receive feedback on the Glass display!

0 Designer: Studio Visuale

Human-powered Healing

Human-powered Healing

Exercise can cause tension and soreness in the leg muscles. Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad stores induction-generated energy during exercise, and releases heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Prof. Aqua Chuan-Yu Chen, Chou Yi-Jin

This is not a bike.

This is not a bike.

LUMA is a three-wheeled vehicle powered by human muscle! Similar to a step-cycle, users simply use the platform for each foot to set the trike in motion. The three-wheeled design is super-stable, safe and easy to operate, making it a great fitness option for users of any age or physical ability.

0 Designer: Bart Zimny

Help with Hoops!

Help with Hoops!

The Hoop Basketball Simulation system helps new players expand their ball handling skills with one versatile, transportable device. Designed for the offense, players can switch between modes to improve their accuracy with both passing and shooting, with other players or solo. Reactive lighting, automated score keeping, and sync capability with Nike Fuel Band maximize improvement while keeping things fun and interactive.

0 Designer: Therese Brunet

Wearable Water Reminder

Wearable Water Reminder

Every new year, one of my resolutions is to drink more water… but every year I end up quenching with coffee, soda, juice etc… If you’re like me and actually want to keep your resolution, this twist on the fitness band is exactly what you need! It’s called tH2O and it playfully reminds you to drink up the good stuff while also keeping track of your daily and weekly hydration. Genius!

0 Designer: Maeva Berthelot

Finally, a Hands-free Dog Leash!

Finally, a Hands-free Dog Leash!

Having a few dogs, I end up looking like a dang mess trying to juggle all 3 on regular leashes! The wrist-bound Lishinu is the perfect solution for me and other dog owners who need to have their hands free. Let the physics work for you! Stay in control with the simple motions of your hand and body with the auto-locking mechanism that removes the need for any buttons, keeping your fingers free at all times!

0 Designer: Lishinu

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