Medical Nanny

Medical Nanny

I find it really funny that the guy who gave us the awesome Lounge Bar has devised a medication manager. It’s like first tempting you to drink and then telling you- no worries, tank up, I’ve got the hangover pills ready for you to pop! The Braun Clever Care Medical Coach not only stores all you medicines, but also syncs in your medical records and prescriptions straight from the doc’s office via GSM or Internet. It also provides a database to hold all medical records for the entire family.

0 Designers: Marc Salagnac, Ludovic Diallo and Cédric Dervillier

Finding Comfort With A Bag

Finding Comfort With A Bag

We touched upon Autism when we showcased the Beagle scarf-hoodie, but that was more of a security comforter than an interactive design. Mary-Bean is a clear bag with multiple handles and is inspired by a special young lady with Autism. Collaborating with the teen and an occupational therapist, Emily Lin derived this amazing interactive carrier.

0 Designer: Emily Lin

Suck On This To Know How Hot You Are

Suck On This To Know How Hot You Are

Shush you naughty minds, I’m talking of this candy lollipop called SO SWEET! It’s your usual sweet that you suck on, but the twist is that the stick in it is actually an electronic thermometer. All you scared people who dread sticking the mercury tube in your mouth, here’s a sweet alternative for you. Besides using it as a thermometer, apparently other medical tests that require saliva samples can also adopt this sugar-coated treat!

0 Designers: Chun-Chia Hsu, You-Ren Chen, Liu Rong-cheng

One Leg, But Still Can Walk With Pride

One Leg, But Still Can Walk With Pride

I really admired Princess Diana’s grit when it came to humane issues like landmines and landmine victims. Did you know that landmines injure 15,000 to 20,000 people every single year? A majority of them have been civilians and children, who have died due to the sheer impact. Those who survive have to deal with a life no less painful than death, due to limb amputations. Efforts like these temporary prosthetic limbs offer very quick support to injured people and help them to not give up on themselves.

0 Designer: Tillmann Beuscher

A Hood That Will Make All The Difference

A Hood That Will Make All The Difference

Blockbuster Hollywood movies can bring on the spotlight to lesser know disease and medical conditions. For example, After Rain Man we all knew what Autism was. That story told us how autistic people suffer from impaired social interaction and communication. In children the condition is heightened with sensory disorders and even minor noises can disturb them. A recent research suggests that stimulants like music, aromatherapy, and textured toys can help alleviate the condition. This where something like the Beagle scarf-hoodie can help.

0 Designer: Leo Chao

Crutch Factor

Crutch Factor

The Collapsible Crutch is designed for nearly all users regardless of their height. The design also increases the load bearing capacity of the crutch. Perhaps the biggest improvement are the collapsable shafts making storage less of an issue when moving in/out of vehicles. They’re still unwieldy looking but if I can sit down in a movie theater or restaurant without awkwardly resting my crutches to the side, I’m all for it. 

0 Designer: Jonathan C. Smith

Don’t Hide Behind Dorky Goggles

Don’t Hide Behind Dorky Goggles

Vertigo Nystagmus is a woozy condition to have; however Nystagmus can be controlled when the eyes are open and fixed on some point. The Vertigo Nystagmus Glasses showcased here allow vanity even in pain! Ditching the usual dorky eyewear for these technical glasses will make you look and feel better. Made of five parts, the design includes a visor that can be manually removed. Infrared cams that track eye movement and 4 LEDs for soft illumination are all a part of this special eye gear.

0 Designers: Mike Neumann & Mirko Gabschuss

Lean On Me

Lean On Me

This post comes to you straight from the heart, because I have been in a situation where I have had to care for my mother each time she had her joints replaced. I’m talking about 2 hips and 2 knee replacement surgeries! Professionals like nurses and physiotherapists or family members like me, who have to look after such patients need to take extra care (of themselves) else risk injury to back or muscles. Atlas is a support exoskeleton for the caregiver that reduces risk of injury.

0 Designer: Erik Ulises Lanuza

Flex Insulin Pump Overcomes Diabetes, Fear of Leeches

Flex Insulin Pump Overcomes Diabetes, Fear of Leeches

For all the active diabetes sufferers, Ellaluna Taylor has designed the Flex insulin pump system that acts as a “unique prosthetic skin” that is worn naturally under clothing as a discreet glucose management solution. Packaged with a PDA-like glucose eReader for interfacing with the device, the device makes use of soft battery technology and the MEMS Nano Pump for increased dosage accuracy and reliability.

0 Designer: Ellaluna Taylor

For The Blind Who Don't Know Braille

For The Blind Who Don’t Know Braille

You are lucky my friend that you can read this post. Being sight-impaired is not a situation you want to be in. It gets even more complicated if you are blind and can’t even read Braille. Luckily there is some though process being invested in the Braille Interpreter, a single-finger glove that features a tactile sensor, a Bluetooth headphone and interpreting software.

0 Designer: Hyung Jin Lim

Who Knew Medical 1984 Could be So Fun!

Who Knew Medical 1984 Could be So Fun!

I kid, I kid. But here’s a product that regulates and records the time and amount of your medication intake. It’s a cute little thing, yes? It’s got a capsule with pills (or shall I say Capshell, the name of the concept), that you load into the holder. The holder then dispenses the pills with an easy turn. Simple enough?

0 Designer: Steven Grech

Philips Astounds Us With Innovative Stuff

Philips Astounds Us With Innovative Stuff

Three more reasons to look at Philips with admiration: The Kitten Scanner, The Temparin DenTek and SBH 7110 Stereo In-ear Bluetooth Headphones.

Innovative products that will help make our lives better and provide us with sense and simplicity.

0 Design: Philips

Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

It’s the modern times and in urban areas we are just a phone call away from the nearest emergency medical service. However in the remote regions of the desert-scape Flying Doctors are not always available. How do you get the necessary First Aid? No worries, design student Fresch has it all figured out with his emergency dromedary concept that sees the trusty old camel of the chieftain coming to aid with a doc in tow!

0 Designer: Frederic Schwab