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

Deaf Phone?

Deaf Phone?

Pratt student Suhyun Kim is quite concerned about the deaf folks and wants them to enjoy technology as much as we do. Her Visual Sound is a mobile phone for the hearing impaired that converts voice input to text and text input to voice. The design features two handy pillars that scroll sideways to expose the roll-out display. To communicate, the impaired person feeds in the text onto the touchscreen display, which gets converted to voice simulation for the person on the other end of the phone and vice versa.

0 Designer: Suhyun Kim

One Canister of Childbirth

One Canister of Childbirth

Hey so that young one you delivered a few weeks ago? Man, you shoulda waited a while! You could’ve used this lovely kit! Inside you’ll find everything you need to assist in an out-of-hospital experience. Pad for the lady to lie on. Hospital scrubs and rubber gloves. Surgical mask. And the best part? The clamp.

0 Designer: Paco Lindoro and Francisco Lindoro

Melts in Your Brain, Not in Your Hand

Melts in Your Brain, Not in Your Hand

Hi, crimestoppers! It’s that time again, time to recite the video game designer’s oath! Repeat after me! I will devote myself to thinking of amazing ideas, not dismissing them because normal people wouldn’t think they were ever possible or necessary! [Repeat here.] Good! That’s the only rule! Today’s subject is the WiiThink. One WiiVisor later and you’ve got a game controller for the elderly!

0 Designer: Jonathan Thai

Wetter Eyeballs for a Better World

Wetter Eyeballs for a Better World

So you’ve gotta put drops in your eyes, yes? Perhaps you’ve got contact lenses or maybe you’re struggling with an eye infection. Your eyes are dry and you gotta get them wet. But for one reason or another, the way you’re doing it just isn’t cutting it! For that, there’s the “Pocket Eye.” This lovely card-sized eyedropper holds a cartridge, a container that holds one drop, an air sack, and a cap!

0 Designer: Jihyun Park

For When Earth's on Mute

For When Earth’s on Mute

You know it happens sometimes. Someone gets a remote like in those sci-fi movies or Adam Sandler walks by and boom, you can’t hear a thing! It’s crap! So what do you do? You get ahold of Dan Carrillo. That guy will hook you up with a combo that cannot be beat for the sound-impared. The “Emmerse” system uses glasses, a wristband, and an itsy-bitsy clampable keyboard. Speak or see, type or view.

0 Designer: Dan Carrillo

At Home Bone Therapy

At Home Bone Therapy

Okay, geek out time. There’s an episode in Star Trek TNG where Dr. Crusher waves a curious wand-like device over a broken arm. Magically the arm is mended and the only side effect the patient complained of was stiffness. I NEED THAT DEVICE. Not that I go breaking bones all the time but that device is a wonderful security blanket should something tragic happen. The closest thing we might have today is Bone Repair Therapy.

0 Designer: Francisco Lindoro

Project Bee Helps, Doesn't Sting

Project Bee Helps, Doesn’t Sting

Project Bee is a talking, interactive GPS enabled navigation assistant intended for the visually impaired but there’s no reason why sighted people couldn’t benefit from it either. Lack of independent mobility and access to new emerging technologies has kept the visually impaired market behind but with Project Bee, designer Tao Lin hopes things will change – all via a very stylish bracelet.

0 Designer: Tao Lin

Always Take The Stairs

Always Take The Stairs

Nothing works better than passive aggressiveness, for instance if you are weight-watching, in-your-face rude nagging always backfires, and you end up letting loose. On the other hand, a subtle, sub-conscious reminder may just do the trick. If I tell you to take the stairs, you may decline, but if you were to see an image of a slim person climbing floors, it would probably encourage you to do the same. This is the concept of the Health NUDGE “Elevator vs. Stairs”.

0 Designer: Sunghee Park

Safety Skijet First!

Safety Skijet First!

What’s up Brazil? I bet you’re just cruzin in the nice summer breeze right about now huh? Or wait. Winter. Anyway, there’s water on the coasts of brazil, a lot of it. Designer Mario Martuscello wants to keep those coasts super safe! So he made a rescue jet boat called “Bravo!” It’s totally whippin around doing amazing tricks while it’s not busy saving lives.

0 Designer: Mario Martuscello