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

Motivating Sports Wheelchairs

Motivating Sports Wheelchairs

Mark Zupan, the quadriplegic wheelchair rugby captain from US is the inspiration behind the “HEROes Series of Sport Wheelchairs”. His spirit shows that mobility restrictions can’t be used as an excuse for not enjoying life to the fullest. This specially designed series of wheelchairs, allows a handicapped person to indulge in sporting activities such as freshball (a kind of beach tennis), Frisbee, badminton, croquet, wheelchair volleyball and especially beach rugby; without the shortcomings of being on a chair.  

0 Designer: Jairo da Costa Junior

Making Pee Drinkable

Making Pee Drinkable

You aren’t dreaming! And this isn’t Waterworld! You know what I’m talking about, Kevin Costner. This is a device for emergency areas / unclean-water areas for yes, you guessed it, turning urine into drinkable water. Human or animal. First, pee on the Activated Carbon in the device to make the pee lose it’s color and it’s flavor. Second, squeeze the container, third, drink!

0 Designer: Leonardo Manavella

A Hip Lab Assistant

A Hip Lab Assistant

Like all other centrifuges, laboratory centrifuges work by the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration is used to separate substances of greater and lesser density. To give you a scenario, for testing your blood, a sample of it is put into centrifuge tips and placed into a lab centrifuge to separate its components, which is then analyzed. Here we have the LABCENT jazzing up a lab’s tabletop coz even though the stream may sound too intense, even scientists can do with some hot looking gadgets in their labs!

0 Designer: Jan Rytir

Safe Drinking Water Even In Floods

Safe Drinking Water Even In Floods

The most certain thing in life is death; however we can never come to terms with this fact especially when lives are lost due to the forces of elements. Unpredictable yet certain, natural disasters like flood, hurricanes and tsunamis occur across the globe periodically and besides the loss due to destruction and devastation, the toll keeps rising due to non-availability of pure, clean drinking water. Rescue Bottle is the need of the hour as it is designed to be used under one such condition: Floods.

0 Designer: Ceren Bagatar

Pill Time! Pill Time!

Pill Time! Pill Time!

Uh oh which one of my pill alarms is it? Oh it is the one that says take the Yanko Pill, because I’m about to get hit in the face with another industrial design concept. This is the “3Medis,” and quite simply: it is an alarm which tells the user to take a pill. It’s easily programmable, made for elderly users, and has a built-in calendar and kind-hearted voice.

0 Designer: Miguel Vaz

Not Just 3D Goggles

Not Just 3D Goggles

Do these look familiar to you? These goggles? These… 3D goggles? To my, they look like the “Awesome” 3D Environment games they used to have at the state fair. It was sooo 3D! Almost like real life! These are not a game. They are heavy, so do not touch them. This is REAL real life. These are a medical instrument for elderly people. The “ForeSeeHome” by designer Eitan Shariff of I2D: not to be having fun with.

0 Designer: Eitan Shariff of I2D

Braille E-Book

Braille E-Book

Visually challenged people require braille books in order to read. However, not many books are available in braille due to cost and inefficiency. Translating a 500 page book into braille nearly doubles the thickness. EAP is a technology that can dynamically change the surface pattern by way of an electromagnetic signal – simulating braille text. Not exactly a new idea but a nice executive nonetheless.

0 Designers: Seon-Keun Park, Byung-Min Woo, Sun-Hye Woo & Jin-Sun Park

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Movie buffs may recollect The Memento where the protagonist suffers from anterograde amnesia and tattoos himself with notes or keeps taking pictures of the things to do, in a constant bid to survive each day. Real life is not as dramatic and memory loss patients, especially Alzheimer’s, need something more passive and practical. The Mnemonic is the kinda device that will help an Alzheimer patient to be more independent by being the constant companion that reminds them about the little things in life.

0 Designer: Ming Kiang Tan

Pain In The Back?

Pain In The Back?

Thanks to my husband’s persistent back problems, I have become a second hand expert when it comes to the various methods to alleviate back pain. To make the back muscles strong, regular exercise, stretching, maintaining correct posture and Yoga helps a lot. For the moment when a spasm occurs, doctors usually advice muscle relaxing creams, compresses or painkillers. However sometimes indulgent contraptions like this VertaBrate massager may offer temporary relief.

0 Designer: Jacob Ballard