Wheelchair Only For Transfers

Wheelchair Only For Transfers

The caregiver for an invalid or a patient is one mighty soul! He or she needs to be physically and mentally strong to offer impeccable services to their ward. One of the most physically draining jobs is to carry and transfer the patient from the bed to the toilet or even to a chair. The IX Transfer System is a wheelchair intended for such short distance transfers. It’s more to be used in communal spaces such as a hospital and works both automatic and manual. Indeed, a very different orientation for a wheelchair!

0 Designers: Liren Tan, Tan Jun Yuan & Lim Yi Xiang

Rock On My Special Baby

Rock On My Special Baby

Teaching children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is usually done on a one-on-one basis. So in a class of handful students, when the teacher is busy with one student, the rest are usually occupied in lesser engaging and stimulating activities in the off-task area. Rock On is a special rocking chair meant for the students who are not being taught, for the moment, by the teacher and are waiting for their turn. This fun rocker sports different activity boards to keep these students calm and engaged.

0 Designer: Liren Tan

No More Smokin Globes

No More Smokin Globes

This project is all about quitting smoking. I suppose it doesn’t just have to be tobacco, but that’s the most dangerous LEGAL drug in smoke form out there, so that’s what we’ll focus on. When there is smoke in a room, this Glow Globe lights up. When the smoke is gone, you click the reset button and the light goes dim once again. When there is smoke for an extended period in a room, the light stays on and changes colors. Quite simple.

0 Designer: Nebojsa Glavonic

Walnuts for Music

Walnuts for Music

You learn something new every single day. Today I learned a term for an action for which, before today, I did not know the name of. It’s “walnut rolling” and it applies to the spinning of two spherical objects in your hand. You’ve done it before, I’m sure. Designer YuKwang Kang took this action and turned it into an MP3 player. It’s the aptly named “Walnut Player” to the rescue! Spin me some music!

0 Designer: YuKwang Kang

Speech to Text Glasses

Speech to Text Glasses

So you’ve got a fish in your ear, right? You’re in trouble! Unless, of course, that fish is the same one they introduce in “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” in which case that fish, the Babel fish, feeds on communication fed into the ear, pooping it all out in a stream of information that your head can understand. It’s mutually beneficial. So what is this post about? It’s about the “BabelFisk,” a device that works in a very similar manner to the Babel fish, but instead spoken words being fed directly into your brain, they’re turned to text in front of your eyes.

0 Designer: Mads Hindhede

Writing Braille Anywhere…

Writing Braille Anywhere…

The problem with writing Braille is that you need the proper equipments, namely a Braille Board and writer, which can get quite bulky to carry around. This means writing jiffy memos or taking short notes is not an easy task for the blind! The Braille Stapler looks at resolving the issue by providing a handy instrument that can be pocketed and used anywhere. This six-button device includes a space button and functions tab for controlling the size of the Braille. Moreover the design expedites the “writing process” that need not be written/read in reverse. More power of communication for the blind!

0 Designers: Dongwon Jang, Mihyang Park & Jungmin Bae

Electronic Injury Rescue

Electronic Injury Rescue

This project right here is known as the EAGD aka “Electronic Ambulance Guidelines Device. It’s an electronic information tablet made by designer Matteo Trisolini for JRCALC (Joint Royal Collage Ambulance Liaisons Committee) and the NHS Ambulance trust to replace the current paper handbooks being used today. Made to be understandable by paramedics and ambulance technicians of all ages (between 18 and 65) so that even the “aging” UK population can take part. Environmentally constructed, simply and ergonomically shaped.

0 Designer: Matteo Trisolini

iReach

iReach

I have a confession; I realize I make far too many movie references in my posts for the beautiful concept designs we receive here at Yanko. The reason to me is clear, so many times in our modern world, the creative minds in the movie industry spark our imaginations and inspire us to shape our realities. Take for example the now iconic “Startac” phone from Motorola, inspired by the communicators of the old Star Trek series. Or how about the “AIRFLITE” by KINZO lighting originally designed by Sir Ken Adams for the movie Dr. Stragelove.

0 Designer: C. Darius Delaunay-Driquert

Let My Eyes Speak

Let My Eyes Speak

i-Mos is a pair of funky looking glasses that a speech impaired person can use for easy communication. Although the user scenario suggested by the designer looks more tragic, like involving physical disabilities as well, I’m going to stick with just the basics. The device tracks your eye movement as Morse-code inputs and then voices it out as speech. One eye is dedicated to “dot” and the other to “dash”. Aids like sentence completion and built-in Morse code learning, add value to the idea and make usage more independent. A well intended plan!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Flesh of My Flesh

Flesh of My Flesh

Of all the things I guessed I’d be writing about today here at Yanko Design, human-made human flesh wasn’t one of them. This is wild, this is wonderful! You know me as a proponent of progress, even unto the weirdest of futures, and this is one of them! Grown from a tissue culture taken from the patient, the architecture of this “Epidermic Hyperplasia” mimics the natural processes of the “human envelope.” Excellent way to say SKIN, I must say.

0 Designer: John Becker & Sofia Krimizi of Becker Arch

Toothy Matters

Toothy Matters

Innovations in oral hygiene usually come in the form of the toothbrush or the toothpaste; rarely is the issue of contamination addressed. Yeah, our bathrooms are filled with goop that can affect our health and sometimes they do take a ride to our system via the toothbrush. Most of us don’t fear this, but for those who care, Tocsy is your answer. What works in favor of this toothbrush sterilizer is that it hooks up to your computer via USB, for power. So no batteries and finding place for it in cramped bathrooms required.

0 Designer: Jang Mi Sook

Kit to Serve Humans

Kit to Serve Humans

Not for cooking! Nay. This kit is for first aid. Lots of first aid! Certainly the most triangular of all the sets that I’ve seen, that’s for sure. This “First Aid Support Kit” by Kristine Erdmann is rough, tough, and full of all the red-and-white gear you’ll need straight out of the trunk (or boot, depending on where you’re coming from) of your auto. This set keeps in mind that the majority of the people who provide fellow citizens with first aid have no idea what they’re doing, and are terrified about it.

0 Designer: Kristine Erdmann

Prick of The Syrinx

Prick of The Syrinx

The Sphinx is an ancient mythological creature that sits around all fabulous looking with a feline body and a human head. The “Syrinx” is a cute little modern-day creature that helps kids out with getting their skin pricked for shots at the doctor. Specifically it’s made for reducing the fear children feel before taking a blood test. Aimed directly at kids aged 3 to 6 years, or for bigger kids, whoever likes cute thangs and fears the prick of the needle!

0 Designer: Jesper Nilsson