No More Slumpin'!

No More Slumpin’!

Modern man spends nearly 13 hours a day sitting. Aside from inactivity, it’s just plain bad for the back as you naturally begin to slump from back muscle exhaustion after sitting for long periods.The Backboard is a simple, adjustable lumbar support that helps improve posture and restore the natural curve of the spine when seated. It’s lightweight, flexible and yet incredibly supportive. Use it everywhere from the office to the living room for a better, happier back!

0 Designer: Handsome Ltd

Get Engaged With Your Health

Get Engaged With Your Health

The latest in a trend of handy home STD tests, the Hoope ring offers painless, rapid testing for the 4 most common curable STDS (syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and chlamydia) in one confidential test. Results are automatically shown in the Hoope app where users can also find valuable information regarding sexual health as well as follow-up recommendations for their results. Jump to the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Vorm Lab

Walk and Roll

Walk and Roll

This ultra-utilitarian design is the ultimate in ambulatory aids. Designed for the elderly and anyone else with a walking disability, this sensible solution is foldable to transition from rollator/walker to a comfortable and portable seat. Whether at the destination or at a break along the way, users are sure to appreciate its practical dual functionality!

0 Designer: Parasuraman Kannan

The Built-in Pill Cutter

The Built-in Pill Cutter

Occasionally, pills require cutting to either make them easier to swallow or dose correctly. This is harder than you might think and usually requires an additional device that not everyone has access too…. so why not build one into the bottle? Easy Cut does just that by integrating a safe-to-use pill cutter in the cap that anyone can operate. Simple place your medication over the blade and push the cap down.

0 Designers: Various

A Cooler Crutch

A Cooler Crutch

The PLAS-STICKS Eco Cruch is the stronger, lighter, cheaper, just plain cooler-looking alternative to the conventional crutch. For starters, the design has a 332:1 weight-to-strength ratio as apposed to the 228:1 ratio of conventional metal crutches. Not only lighter, its ergonomic angular form transfers more of the user’s weight to the forearms rather than the hands & wrists, preventing blisters, carpel tunnel & overall exhaustion. It’s highly adjustable/flexible & fully recyclable/reusable, ensuring a long life of use for a variety of patients.

0 Designer: David Carl Johnson

Band Aid Pop

Band Aid Pop

I recently had a nasty fall that required me to dress and change my bandages everyday. The kind of wound that I had was quite deep and wide, and bang on the knee. Imagine, for almost two months that it took to heal, I had to use two set of ointments, one cream, sterile gauze and tape, to hold things together. It was painful and a long-drawn process. If only I had access to concepts like the Popband-aid, those two months would have been easy for me.

0 Designers: Byun Ji Hyun, Chang Min Jeong, Hong Myung Jik & Yun So Hyeon

Runway-Ready Smog Mask

Runway-Ready Smog Mask

As smog masks become a major necessity in China’s large cities, so increases the desire for masks that are both effective and stylish. Simply named Air, this active-information respirator ensures wearers are protected at all times whilst becoming a staple in their modern wardrobe. The device incorporates a particle detection system which allows the user to directly monitor the surrounding air quality using their smartphone. Additionally, the smart app provides real-time data degradation and quality of the filter.

0 Designer: Alex Morrison

New Skin ... Faster Than Ever

New Skin … Faster Than Ever

The ReSkin Device is an innovative medical tool that can help burn victims make recovery faster with the help of skin grafts. Essentially, stem cells are harvested and then made to grow as skin in a special incubator. This special formula is then sprayed onto the victim requiring the graft. The time taken for the initial process is under two hours, which is significantly faster than the current methods. What is interesting is that the entire healing process takes about a week and is relatively painless. Super!

0 Designer: Martin Duhayon

Easy Pain Relief

Easy Pain Relief

I’ve just been through a painful patch of wound dressing and using awkward bandages, which is why I know that an improvement in design is needed. Although meant to be used as a Pain Relief Patch (for muscle pains), The Rolling Patch concept can be extended for all kind of bandages and First Aid dressing concepts. You can alter the length of the patch and trim to the requisite length, avoiding wastage and promoting easy application. Super!

0 Designers: Eun-ji Jeong & Na-young Kim

The Printable Prosthetic

The Printable Prosthetic

Printhesis started as a project to develop a new prosthetic limb for one girl but resulted in a revolutionary design that’s made more affordable and available thanks to 3D printing. Noticing that the girl had replaced her expensive, heavy fiberglass/titanium limb with simplistic pliers because it was lighter and faster to use,  designer Roel Deden recreated the functionality in a cheaper printable solution with the same ergonomics and modularity of her original prosthesis. The price savings? Over $8000!

0 Designer: Roel Deden

Next-Gen Neck Support

Next-Gen Neck Support

One look at Handsome’s modern Neck Brace design and its focus is on lightness and discretion becomes apparent. While neck braces are the simplest solution for stabilizing the head, they’re often the most obvious and cumbersome. To combat this problem, the new design utilizes an open and lightweight nylon structure weighing in at just 80 grams. It not only feels cooler but is more comfortable by placing the weight of the head on the sternum rather than the collarbone.

0 Designer: Handsome Ltd

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

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