The World's First COOL Wheelchair

The World’s First COOL Wheelchair

Inspired by a spinal injury of his own, designer Andrew Florence set out to redesign the wheelchair as we know it. The result is the Carbon Black Wheelchair. Made by F1 engineers from F1 spec carbon fiber, the sleek and sexy design aims to not only enhance usability with lightness and rigidity, but change the existing perceptions of wheelchairs and their users. It’s the ultimate in medical mobility for independent users to whom style matters as much as practicality. I hope I never need one, but if I do… I hope I’m rolling in this!

0 Designer: Andrew Slorance

The HexSkin

The HexSkin

Quite recently I had a massive fall and busted open my knee. The wound was deep, wide and the kinds that cannot be stitched. I have to admit, that I am ticked at the primitive ways my wounds are dressed. It’s the same old sterile gauze and cotton with Hydrogen Peroxide and Anti-bacterial ointments. I could do with the funky styling of the HexSkin, which is a nurturing bandage that dissolves over the skin.

0 Designer: Felipe Castañeda

Transfusion Woes

Transfusion Woes

Getting a transfusion is no fun and upon that the worry of the thang being administered properly is quite a worry amongst patients. To put ease on the situation and help out the nurses, we have here the Relieved Transfusion kit. It not only oversees a smooth transfusion, but also intimates the nursing staff that the procedure is about to finish up, so that they can take the next step in the process. Innovations like these are quite the requirement of the day!

0 Designers: Zhao-Feng Wang, Jia-Hua Lv, Xiao-Rong Wu & Jian-Sen Su

Fashion-Inspired Insulin Delivery

Fashion-Inspired Insulin Delivery

Devina Kothari’s innovative solution for insulin delivery easily integrates into the user’s lifestyle with fashion-inspired wearable tech they can set and forget! It uses a closed-loop delivery method that detects blood glucose levels before slowly dispersing the appropriate insulin dosage. Not only automated, the process is also made pain-free by use of a micro-needle array where the diameter is smaller than that of a mosquito’s probe!

0 Designer: Devina Kothari

The Real First Aid

The Real First Aid

The CORE Patient Recovery Vest is aimed at those workers who come first in contact with accident victims. It is designed to aid them establish triage and prevent medical shock and of course minimize casualties. Integrated sensors in the vest, measures the vitals and keep the patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature displayed so that it’s easy for the responder to monitor and administer the required aid.

0 Designer: Christopher Wright

Happy Hips for Pups

Happy Hips for Pups

This clever canine creation, appropriately named “Hipster,” is a harness that helps rehabilitate dogs with hip problems such as dysplasia. The design serves not only as a harness for walking, but pulls up and strengthens the hip muscles to keep the femur in position to avoid popping out of its socket. With simple velcro straps, it’s as easy for owners to put on as it is for dogs to maintain mobility while recovering!

0 Designer: Galia Weiss

One-Handed Bandaid

One-Handed Bandaid

Designed for patients who must self-inject, like hemophiliacs and diabetics, Easy Aid makes the process of tending the post-puncture area easier. Unlike standard bandaids, the design is almost effortless to use thanks to its gasket design which allows users to quickly pinpoint and place the bandage then pinch off the cover with one hand and in one simple motion! Check out the vid to see how it works —>

0 Designer: Pei-Chih Deng

Pressure Sores No More!

Pressure Sores No More!

Shift is a remarkable wheelchair cushion designed to heal and prevent pressure sores without interrupting users’ daily lives. Adaptable to any user’s body, the system self-calibrates pressure levels in each cell to accommodate an individual’s needs and comfort level. Quickly cleanable, naturally ventilated, and more affordable than existing cushions, it’s also easy to maintain and replace parts as needed, making it not only more effective but more efficient!

0 Designers: Various

IV Made Easy

IV Made Easy

However useful, IV units can and do become dangerous when neglected. In serious cases, the back-flow of blood from gravity can cause tremendous pain, phlebitis and bruising. With a little help from tablet tech, the E-Drip Stand aims to heighten awareness of each individual IV. The stand itself detects the weight of the bag and relays real-time status to the caretaker’s smart device, also alerting when it’s time to change bags. Rooms and patients are easily identified via a graphic map on the screen, making the nurse rounds more efficient and effective.

0 Designers: Various

The Sweetest Smartwatch

The Sweetest Smartwatch

While traditional blood glucose meters only display a snapshot of your levels, Sugar (love the name!) uses a continuous skin glucose meter to monitor how your levels change over time. The unique wearable unit is designed to display glucose trends so you can see where you’ve been, where you’re going and how your levels are affected by food and activity. Used in tandem with a smartphone app, wearers can take a quick glance at their wrist to check their immediate status, or access their long-term recordings via their phone at any time.

0 Designer: BOLTgroup

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

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