Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Asthmatics should regularly monitor their airways to determine if there’s any deterioration, but checking in to see a doctor that frequently is time consuming so designer Felix (love that name) created Blue Flow. The system combines a peak flow monitor with mobile phone software. Information is wirelessly transmitted to the phone for your doctor to monitor. The information gathered can be used to determine the best course of action since the condition is finicky and changes based on a number of health and environmental variables.

0 Designer: Felix Steinhardt

German Laser Dentist

German Laser Dentist

I am not even kidding. This project has German people, lasers, and dentists who use lasers on German people in it. German people in the pre-cursor to the project, if you will. The designer of this project, Muna Sawas, found 50% of Deutsch citizens to be totally afraid to visit their dentist. So what’s to be done? Make a practically pain-free, totally awesome laser therapy method. With lasers! On the teeth!

0 Designer: Muna Sawas

Intravenus de Milo

Intravenus de Milo

That’s how pretty this is! Believe it! Have you ever had the need for an infusion? Perhaps a bag of fresh fluids in your veins to clean you up a little bit, or maybe you’re low on blood? Sometimes when this is a need, you also just happen to be living in New York, where you’re not allowed to sit still for more than a couple minutes or you’ve lost your job and lifestyle! So what do you do? You get a “Hook Man!” Designed by Chaozhi Li, a fabulous inventor who’s got style on the mind as well! When I first saw this design, I thought it was for some Tron body armor!

0 Designer: Chaozhi Li

Three Ear Components

Three Ear Components

One, two, three, and you’ve got an elegant solution to hearing loss. Very pretty in each! First you’ve got the hearing devices themselves, one in each ear, two, you’ve got two rings, one ring on each finger for manual volume adjustment control, three, the charging and display case. All of them together create “El,” also known as “El-Egance.” Now you will be excellent, and if I might say so myself, I’m quite surprised this doesn’t also have an mp3 component. Maybe version 2.0!

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Sikker Is For Safety

Sikker Is For Safety

Oh but it’s much much more. The Sikker (Danish for safety) is a jack of all trades baby monitor, radio, alarm clock, and watch. One bracelet stays on baby; the other on parent. The units work in tandem with the base station to transmit basic biometric data about baby’s condition like temperature. The units also transmit sounds and even remotely play music for baby.

0 Designers: Jessica Mendoza & Henoc Monte

All the Canes in All The World

All the Canes in All The World

And this is EASILY the best one ever. Best possible cane. Why? Because it’s made out of a broom handle. That’s right! What better use is there, besides stabbing zombies in their utterly exposed brain matter, for a broom?! None. It goes zombie stabbing, Walking Cane designed by Itay Laniado, then maybe cleaning up the floor. That’s in order of what’s best to do with a broom, not the order you’re supposed to use the broom in. Then it’s just the opposite.

0 Designer: Itay Laniado

Keep Moving With A Little Help

Keep Moving With A Little Help

Time is a good healer but without grit, determination and efforts, the range of motion to the affected limbs of a Stroke patient can take longer to recover than expected. Move On is a temporary training device that helps patients recover faster and get over their motion awkwardness. Apparently the muscle signals of those affected by a stroke are too low for complete contraction, but when Move On is strapped to the patient, it senses adynamic muscle signals and translates them into a desired movement.

0 Desoigner: Matthias Menzel

No Excuse For Bad Oral Hygiene

No Excuse For Bad Oral Hygiene

At most it only takes 10 minutes to go thru a proper oral cleaning routine but many of us are guilty of skimping out. You know who you are. They have devices that do all the work now so there’s no excuse but in this immediately gratifying lifestyle we always want the easy way out so the Steward Oral Care system is here to save the day.

0 Designer: Emami Design

Happy Rested Feet

Happy Rested Feet

One of the coolest things you can do for your feet is to pamper them. A little bit of TLC never hurt. This is why we have been cajoling you folks to rest them a while on the Webble Active Footrest or better still treat them to a good massage. I’m sure there is no dearth of good foot massagers in the market, but the Foot Massager by designer Xiaoxsi has taken my fancy because it’s modeled similar to the Webble, only difference is the two counter-rotating massagers and heating options.

0 Designer: Xiaoxsi

A Knee-t Crutch on Wheels

A Knee-t Crutch on Wheels

Ohh that is clever. This is a project whose main function is to get you around in two kinds of style. One prerequisite: your leg has to be broken. What the weird!? Or if you want to fake it just to use such a wild and wonderful design, well that’s your own business I suppose. What this design, the “Stryder,” does, is act as both a one-legged crutch AND as a knee-standing scooter. It’s a transformer!

0 Designer: Dat Huynh

Breathe Fresh Even In Smoke Emergency

Breathe Fresh Even In Smoke Emergency

It may sound as a random fear to some, but the Uphar Cinema Case makes me shudder at the thought of asphyxiation, smoke and fire. No one can really tell when things can go wrong and a simple trip to the movies turns bad. Only if we can equip ourselves with economical, functional, countertop aids like the Firescuba. A simple design using cardboard and carbon filter, it cups your mouth and nose to facilitate easy breathing (through smoke) till help arrives. Sometimes small things like this make the difference between life and death.

0 Designer: Dang Jingwei

Just What Is Your Weight

Just What Is Your Weight

Ah the woes of being overweight, ask me about it! You need constant reminders to “watch it” and ensure that you stick to your regime. Rug with Scale is one such aid and should ideally be placed in front of your bathroom door so that every time you come out of the loo, you feel happy! The scale typically shows your previous weight, present weight, and goal weight. But the rug underneath can be removed and switched for cleaning etc.

0 Designer: Kwon Sunman

Drugs Extend Your Golden Hour

Drugs Extend Your Golden Hour

I can see any number of ways that the title of this post might be miss-read, so I’ll set you straight right away. This IS about a drug. It IS about the Golden Hour, which might not be what you think it is: what it actually IS is the time after a serious accident before you’re no longer able to fix whatever you broke. This doesn’t always happen, but in the case where you DO have that timeline, this drug “Tamiasyn” and device “UniTam” extend that hour as long as possible.

0 Designer: Aimee Franco