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

Grippy For The Grip Challenged

Grippy For The Grip Challenged

Slip Grips are designed to help individuals with limited hand mobility manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion.

0 Designer: Stanton Burns

Utilize That Sling

Utilize That Sling

Recovering from broken arm is not much of a pleasant situation; coz one needs to diligently follow a physiotherapy routine to build back the muscles. Maybe something like the Recovery Sling will help you stay on track coz it doubles up a physiotherapy aid. As a sling, it offers adequate support to the fractured arm, without putting much of a strain around your neck. The arm loops are adjustable and post plaster-removal, can be used as a rehab aid to do some muscle building exercises.

0 Designers: Sungjoon Kim, Seunghee Son, Sook-kyung Lee & Yonghee Cho

Cool Catty Eyes Are Better Than Designer Shades

Cool Catty Eyes Are Better Than Designer Shades

Imagine the soccer ball aiming straight for your eyes instead of the net. It sure is not the best day to show-off your new Armani shades. Crash, Bam and broken shards of designer glasses! Easy remedy anyone? Safer and wiser to use: The Optimal Vision Color Contact Lens that are NOT COSMETIC, but act like sunglasses. Shades of green, yellow, red and grey prim your eyes up and offer sunglasses protection without the risk of injury. Oh, n keep the volume low when you watch that video; I got nothing for torn eardrums right now!

0 Designers: Jin-young Yoon, Jun-kyo Lee & Young-ho Lee

Oral Fixation

Oral Fixation

When you read facts like there are about 10,000,000 bacteria living on a single toothbrush and toothbrushes must be kept at least 6 feet (two meters) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush; you wanna re-think your oral hygiene options. Sanitizing toothbrushes is a way, and something like the Ultra Violet Sterilized Toothbrush System fits in. It consists of a UV base that sterilizes the brush once placed in the housing.

0 Designer: Chris Anderson

Personalized Gas Chamber

Personalized Gas Chamber

There were rumors floating once that Michael Jackson used to sleep in an oxygen chamber to de-tox himself. Alas, he is no more but the quest for pure, unpolluted air continues. Knowing his quirky personality, this CAIR Air Helmet would have been the ideal gift for him. It’s this helmet kinda device that sucks in the air from the filter at the back; purifies it and vents it directly to the face-end. A protective visor ensures that purified draft doesn’t escape without hitting you first.

0 Designers: Herald Tremmel & Szilveszter Buzasi

Be Flexible With Diabetes

Be Flexible With Diabetes

Gluos is a non-invasive blood sugar meter with a detachable sensor for more flexibility. As a diabetic you really want to measure  fast, easy and unobstrusively. The small device measures sugar levels using a display with an LED scale between a low result and a high result in different colors. Low sugar levels are shown in red. A normal level appears in white white and a high level goes orange. It stores the result and transfers it via bluetooth to a mobile phone and computer so your doctor has instant access.

0 Designer: Tobias Förtsch

Safe Wrap

Safe Wrap

Unlike the Beagle scarf-hoodie, SQUEASE is a jacket kinda haven for folks with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Fashionable and with-it, the jacket allows the wearer to apply deep pressure to their body, so that they can calm themselves and get over the sudden rush of anxiety. The integrated headphones reduce the sound level of high frequency noises like alarm bells or the sound of chairs scraping on a floor; soothing those with hypersensitive hearing.

0 Designers: Various

Clip Board Gets High-tech For Coach

Clip Board Gets High-tech For Coach

Trademark of the Coach: his ever-present Clipboard and whistle. A little twist however, the whistle stays, only the clipboard gets modern; its the E-Ink Electronic Coach Playboard. Using E-Ink technology (for longer battery life), the clipboard can be used to draw out strategies for multiple games like baseball, basketball, football, soccer, etc. Templates of the field/court come pre-loaded, just choose your game and start drawing out the moves using your finger.

0 Designer: Gordon Yeh & Henry Chu for Iota Creations

 Wear Spunky Glasses To Combat Fear

Wear Spunky Glasses To Combat Fear

In case you don’t know what Social Phobia is, hit this link to see relevant details. For the impatient: social anxiety is the third largest psychological problem in the US and no, it doesn’t mean that the person suffering from it is mentally ill. All socially anxious people feel that their thoughts and fears are basically irrational. Visual Veracity Series consists of 3 pair of glasses to help such people cope with social situations that intimidate them. Each pair of glasses is designed for a specific social phobia.

0 Designer: Scott Tweeddale

Quality Control On Air

Quality Control On Air

Unless you work at Google or a similar office, ventilating your glass-chambered chubby-hole room can be a slightly tricky situation. This also could be the reason why I see a surge in designs that feature air quality indicators. LULA here is one such device that collects data and indicates the quality of air around your space. When hooked to the net, it deciphers the collected data to pinpoint the potential health side effects and suggests how to rectify the situation with behavioral modifications.

0 Designer: Justin Gargasz

Put Your Insulin on My Hip

Put Your Insulin on My Hip

When I clip you clip we clip. The “Tolea” is an insulin pump for those folks with Type-1 diabetes. “Utilizing a flexible elastomer embedded with artificial setae, the nano-scale growths found on gecko’s feet which allow them to stick to virtually any surface.” What does that mean? It’s a little sticky-bump that sits on your side that you insert disposable insulin cartridges into to deliver the insulin into your body constantly and without pain. Ease? With diabetes?

0 Designer: Joe Brussel