Guessing Game Deuce

Guessing Game Deuce

We have only this on YD once before, right now we’re gonna go ahead and play the GUESSING GAME again, RIGHT NOW!

Just by looking at this Pre-Picture can you guess what the item is? The explanation is in the Permalink, but be honest with yourself and tell me what exactly did you think this was?

0 Designer: Giulio Sbarigia

Your Own Personal X-Ray Machine

Your Own Personal X-Ray Machine

So you say you need a portable x-ray machine. Well. Let me tell you about this particular one. It’s called “RAY”, it’s designed by Cavallius Design group, and it’s just so very compact. Let’s say you’re on a camping trip, and you’ve got a generator with, but no x-ray machine! Well now you do! Let’s say you’re at the skate park and you’ve broken every bone in your body, and you want to see how bad it is, as soon as possible! Well now that time is cut in half! Just bust out your very own RAY!

0 Designer: Jacob von Matern and Cavallius Design

Boy Are You Stressed

Boy Are You Stressed

I wouldn’t have realized if your watch hadn’t indicted that you’re all stressed up. Like the stress lines on your forehead or the outbreak of pimples are NO indications at ALL! Ok, I’m KIDDING! But really, do we need gadgets and gimmicks to inform of us of our stress levels? Ya-ha, coz we are too reliant on gizmos! My word won’t suffice, so you’re gonna countercheck my claims on something like the StressWatch! A watch that reports the Biofeedback of several body functions.

0 Designers: Michael Mathis & Gerda Hopfgartner

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

For those of you who have nursed an ill or bedridden family member, you’ll agree that giving them a bath is the most time consuming and fragile moment. Transporting them to and from the showers & keeping them steady during the bath can be a draining experience. The Braun V-Stol System looks at cutting the trauma, by providing a refreshing bath right on the patient’s bed. The system consists of an inflatable container in which the patient lays; a shower with hot water at different pressures, a container of water (3 liters capacity) and controls.

0 Designers: Leonor E. G. & Daniel M. P.

Ten Innovative Designs To Help The Sight Impaired

Ten Innovative Designs To Help The Sight Impaired

Off late we have seen a flood of designs which bring out ways to make life easier for the sight impaired. A few good examples are the Braun Bell Mug, Touch Color Digital Braille Drawing Board, and The Universal Phone. These designs inspired me to compile a list from YD’s archives, dedicated to the Blind. Here’s a look at Ten Innovative Designs To Help The Sight Impaired.

0 Designers: Various

Blind And Deaf Communication

Blind And Deaf Communication

I really never gave it a thought before this, but how will a blind and a deaf person communicate with each other? One can’t hear the voices and the other can’t see the sign gestures! Both can’t learn each other’s special language; or can they? It may seem like a presumptuous situation, but something like the Sign Voice Language Translator (or SVLT) can offer a solution. The device acts like a translator, converting gestures in voice and voice into written text. I’d like to see a video of people testing this thing!

0 Designers: Han-na Lee & Sang Hyeon

Blind Stick With Eyes

Blind Stick With Eyes

It is the familiar red and white stick, but with enhanced features that make it quite a practical solution for blind commuters. The Eye Stick is fitted with a sensor lens towards the bottom part, from where it picks up location bearings, like is the person nearing a staircase, or is he near the traffic lights. It then sends feedback to the blind commuter via vibrations, communicating the scenario, so that the person can be aware of his surroundings and take his next step with confidence.

0 Designer: Wonjune Song

Single Hand Cook

Single Hand Cook

It’s easy for us folks to work in the kitchen, simply coz we have two hands. Fracture, permanent disability, paralysis to one side…such situations don’t discriminate and make doing regular stuff like cutting apples, peeling oranges, slicing veggies, buttering a toast; a challenge. The One-Hand Kitchen Equipment is designed for people who use can use only one hand, and the beauty of the products (7 in all) is that both lefties and righties can use it with ease.

0 Designer: Gabriele Meldaikyte

Scanning For Bio-Threats

Scanning For Bio-Threats

Some countries are doing a miserable job containing the spread of H1N1 virus, thanks to lack of infrastructure. Altho Swine Flu is via human transmission, can you the fathom the amount of devastation bio-contamination can cause via the imports and exports of agricultural, meats and like traded goods from such countries? Container Scan is probe that tries to detect bio-organism threats present in a shipping container. It identifies a contaminated shipment without having to open the container doors, thereby reducing potential risks.

0 Designers: A Big Happy Bunch!

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille. The idea was inspired by the little raised dot on the number 5 on almost all mobile keypads. Hey if it works, why not extrapolate the idea into a whole new interface?

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Titanic Lacked Rescue Sticks

Titanic Lacked Rescue Sticks

Humor aside, it’s quite tough to aim a heavy Lifesaver tube, accurately to a drowning person. It would be much easier to throw him the Rescue Stick, which is a baton shaped contraption. Contraption it is, coz it’s strings undergo a chemical reaction when they hit the water; they dissolve to release a horse-shoe shaped float. So basically the baton reacts to the water and becomes a life-saving device. As a back-up plan, in case the reaction fails, the tube can be inflated manually.

0 Designers: Sungjoon Kim, Jangwoon Kim, Sook-kyung Lee & Keunhwan Pack

Tactile Flash Cards for the Blind

Tactile Flash Cards for the Blind

Rhea Jeong, YoungSoo Hong, Sun Min Lee and Sae Hee Lee of Samsung Design Membership have it all figured out. Surely by now the schools for the blind have their lessons and so forth figured out by now, right? I mean, we’ve been teaching sight-impared folks for generations, right? There is ALWAYS room for improvement, everyone, and here is a big step!

0 Designer: Rhea Jeong, YoungSoo Hong, Sun Min Lee and Sae Hee Lee of Samsung Design Membership

Photoshop Your Vision

Photoshop Your Vision

Akin to Photoshopping the images to suit your requirements, the VIU Contact Lens blurs out the stark realities of life that you don’t want to see. Transforming your vision to suit your preferences, it can obscure and twist the realities of a stinky dumpster down your alley or block out that offensive Ad on the billboard. Intrigued? No, I’m scared, coz if we have a choice to block out the visions that we don’t like, we may end up as far away from reality as this concept.

0 Designer: Christofer Kümmerer