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

Flower Pill

Flower Pill

On one hand we have tech marvels like the Medicine Management System for the Elderly that helps establish a routine in pills popping, ensuring you take the correct dosage at the right time. And on the other, we have a simple in-your-face kinda a reminder: The Medi Flower. It repackages the tablets into cute little stands that you can place at an obvious spot. A constant reminder that you need to take your tablet….soon.

0 Designer: Moon Sun-Hee

If Those Little Lights Aren't Cutting It

If Those Little Lights Aren’t Cutting It

So you’re hearing impaired. And the telephone rings. But you aren’t looking at the phone, so you can’t see that little light flashing on it.* Or you’re looking for a new solution for waking up in the morning. Or the doorbell rings. What ever do you do? You come over here and check this right out, right now! It’s a wristband that informs about all of that at once, through sensations in the skin!

0 Designer: May Wilson

Managing Medicines

Managing Medicines

I once asked an aged uncle of mine, how come he got by without taking any medicines in his life. He smirked and told me his secret; he had a bad memory so he simply kneaded all his pills into the roti and ate it! Ok, the joke may be silly but the situation is real, forgetting to take your pills on time is a common problem amongst many elderly people. Hence the Medicine Management System for the Elderly makes perfect sense, it makes them independent. The system is interactive and the electronic pill boxes are super neat!

0 Designers: Ying-Chien Lin, Yue-Hua Li & Wei-Yin Su

Customized Band Aid

Customized Band Aid

With kids at home you do have to keep an assortment of shapes and sizes of band aid at home. More often than not, I use it for the placebo effect; a strip plaster round the superficial cut on the finger works better than any medicine, cuddling or kisses. The Long and Short Plaster does away with the need of stocking up assorted sizes and works like a tape dispenser. Cut out the right size and use it.

0 Designers: Miyeon Kim & Hoyoung Lee

Feel The Music

Feel The Music

A common misconception about the hearing impaired is their inability to experience the joy of music. They may not hear and process sound audibly but they certainly can feel it. In fact, studies have shown the sense of touch is heightened allowing them to perceive music in a totally different way. SOUNZZZ is a visual, audio, tactile MP3 player designed for the hearing impaired but universal enough for all to enjoy.

0 Designer: Sungwoo Park

Scales Are Never My Friend

Scales Are Never My Friend

Standing on scales to check your weight is supposed to be this hushed up ritual (unless you’re thin) that no one is supposed to know of. So I’m really curious to know how people will react and accept the Riant Weighing Scale. It’s got this jazzy pendulum system to it, with one knob that stays focused at your previous weight (or desired weight) and the other one that reads your actual weight. Stand on it, and god forbid you’ve gain weight; it lets out this shrill sound of pendulums crashing!

0 Designer: Daum Gano