Adaptable Modern Mobility

Adaptable Modern Mobility

Because no two terrain types are the same, the eV (named for its V-shaped frame) offers those with paraplegia versatile driving modes for tackling different surfaces or simply for different driving experiences. The design is driven by two in-wheel electric hub motors and features an extendable, adapting subframe. Completely operable with dual hand controls, users have the ability to not only dictate direction but switch between indoor and sport modes all at their fingertips. See the prototype in action —>

0 Designer: Andreas Bhend

The Overdose Angel

The Overdose Angel

Drug overdose is made doubly dangerous because individuals fear facing the involvement of authorities and the associated penalties. Unfortunate but necessary, this redesign of an existing overdose kit in nasal spray form allows for faster and easier administration by a peer with a one-step assembly and delivery process. The new kit also focuses on an impactful package design that includes rehabilitation information and an arm band “memento” that will remind the user of their close-call.

0 Designer: Rachel Sandoval

The Go-Anywhere Gurney

The Go-Anywhere Gurney

This modern take on the gurney/stretcher aims to make rescue and recovery easier for paramedics, especially in solo operations. The modular design features two tank-style tracks at either side that provide traction and control for moving down stairs while keeping the seated patient stable and safe. Ideal for time-critical emergency situations, a simplified joystick control can be operated by a single medic while additional support is in transit.

0 Designer: Mauricio Ercoli

Bejeweled Biometrics

Bejeweled Biometrics

FLIP is the latest in the wearable biometric tech craze, but quite different from  fitness bands and smartwatches. Rather than on your wrist, the device adorns your ear like jewelry for a more discrete and comfortable look and feel that one might even forget is there. Easily paired with smart devices, FLIP acts as a pedometer, heart rate monitor, sleep analyzer and more, providing real-time bio-data expressed in a simplified, user-friendly app.

0 Designer: Avantari Medical Technologies

Buzz Lightyear in a Tube

Buzz Lightyear in a Tube

The Easy Find is medical equipment that will work very well in emergency situation like disasters. Typically IV Fluids are transparent and keeping an eye on them is a persistent task. When the ER is flooded with patients, things may get chaotic and thus this reusable glass infusion bottle with a specially designed dropper lights up when the drip-solution runs out. The glow is a clear indication that some action is required.

0 Designers: Huang Mingguang, Li Fu & Wang HongLi

Emergency Moto

Emergency Moto

While highly effective, the vast majority of emergency vehicles like firetrucks and ambulances are so large that they’re limited in the places they can go. For these hard to reach areas, there’s the Angell Unit. Meant to be supplemental to the arsenal of emergency vehicles, it’s loaded with a variety of firefighting and medical tools to provide fast reconnaissance and preliminary support, especially in isolated areas. As an added bonus, it looks badass!

0 Designer: Marty Laurita

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Many people overlook the fact that working out your mind can be as important as working out your muscles! The first in a line of tangible tools that hone your mental muscles, Pebblestone focuses on gratitude to achieve scientifically proven benefits of heightened trust, sensitivity, compassion & contentment. To use, the user keeps the stone with them throughout the day, registering every grateful moment they have with a simple gesture on the device.

0 Designer: Mojo Creations

A Different Kind of Drone

A Different Kind of Drone

Drones are all over the news, but not often for good reasons. It’s a bad wrap! But the UARV (Unmanned Aerial Rescue Vehicle) is a perfect example of how these technologically advanced drones can provide a positive impact by saving lives. Designed to operate within mountainous terrain, the pilotless chopper aids in search and rescue operations by tracking missing individuals, delivering rescue equipment and goods, and illuminating search areas for rescue teams all while keeping them out of harms way.

0 Designer: Szymański Sylwester

Relax and Respire

Relax and Respire

Some medications administered via nebulizer can take over 30 minutes to complete a treatment. With current designs, patients must hold the apparatus upright for that lengthy duration and often take breaks from exhaustion. The Respirgard Nebulizer system is a hands-free solution that reduces discomfort and therefore treatment times. Because the unit never needs to be set down, it also keeps things more sanitary.

0 Designer: Maruf Miah

Pain Management Made Easy

Pain Management Made Easy

Pinch is a wrist-worn remote system for chronic pain management designed to aid patients in keeping track of their pain levels throughout the day. Manual input by the wearer is combined with sleep, heart rate and physical activity data to create a more insightful view of when and where the user experiences the most pain so behavioral changes can be made. Once docked, this information is automatically loaded into an online application where it can be monitored by patients, loved ones and physicians alike.

0 Designer: Loris Bottello

Smart Heart Watch for Kids

Smart Heart Watch for Kids

It’s difficult for children suffering from congenital heart defects to fully understand the seriousness of their condition as well as how they can prevent the onset of serious symptoms. To heighten kid’s awareness and help educate them on ways to take control of the problem, the Koen smartwatch detects abnormal changes in heart rate and distracts the wearer by automatically presenting a game to slow their heart rate. Games include breathing and calming exercises so little ones can learn how to control their condition and get back to being kids!

0 Designers: Various

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

One major concern for cane users is where exactly they’ll be able to rest their can when not using it. Whether they’re sitting, laying down, in the kitchen or outside, it’s important that it always be handy. Thanks to its manual opening tripod attachment, the Tricane ensures that the walking aid is always within reach and won’t fall to the ground. In anodized aluminum, it’s just as lightweight, compact and good-looking as a classic cane.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Guided Commute For Visually Challenged

Guided Commute For Visually Challenged

The ‘Station reported device’ is both a guide dog and Marvel’s ‘Dare Devil’ rolled into one wearable gadget. This concept is designed to assist visually challenged persons for a safe commute. It employs EVTSS technology to send electrical signals to a person’s brain to create 2 dimensional visuals of oncoming vehicles and possible obstacles. The multitalented device can also guide a person to the nearest bust stop, select a bus route, scan the buses with its inbuilt camera and alert the wearer when the right bus comes.

0 Designers: Liang Wenshan, Zhengmu Fang & Liu Junming

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