A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

One major concern for cane users is where exactly they’ll be able to rest their can when not using it. Whether they’re sitting, laying down, in the kitchen or outside, it’s important that it always be handy. Thanks to its manual opening tripod attachment, the Tricane ensures that the walking aid is always within reach and won’t fall to the ground. In anodized aluminum, it’s just as lightweight, compact and good-looking as a classic cane.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Guided Commute For Visually Challenged

Guided Commute For Visually Challenged

The ‘Station reported device’ is both a guide dog and Marvel’s ‘Dare Devil’ rolled into one wearable gadget. This concept is designed to assist visually challenged persons for a safe commute. It employs EVTSS technology to send electrical signals to a person’s brain to create 2 dimensional visuals of oncoming vehicles and possible obstacles. The multitalented device can also guide a person to the nearest bust stop, select a bus route, scan the buses with its inbuilt camera and alert the wearer when the right bus comes.

0 Designers: Liang Wenshan, Zhengmu Fang & Liu Junming

Must-have Fire Mask

Must-have Fire Mask

One of the more common injuries during a fire isn’t a skin burn, but lung damage from breathing in dangerous smoke. The Fire Escape Mask helps users to escape fire situations safely by catching smoke before it enters the lungs. A liquid reservoir is activated when the user opens the quick-access package, permeating the mask to absorb smoke. It not only protects the lungs, but also gives victims more time to escape to safety.

0 Designers: Various

Touchy-feely Hearing Aid

Touchy-feely Hearing Aid

Conventional hearing aids come with a lot of short comings. Loud noises making the wearer feel irritable, the awkwardness of wearing bigger sized hearing aids and many more. The CLOSE is an attempt at an alternative system to provide speech input to the hearing impaired by means of tactile sensations.

0 Designers: Zhengmu Fang, Liang Wenshan & Liu Junming

Level Heading Stretcher

Level Heading Stretcher

Skiing, trekking, rock climbing and all the similar thrills that the mountains provide also come with the high risk of accidents. The rescue operations of such victims demand specialized equipments that can tackle the unique challenges posed by a mountainous terrain. The Seesaw stretcher is a smart yet simple solution that seems to have the agility to adopt to such demanding conditions.

0 Designers: Jeon Youngwon & Jeong Eunji

Comprehensive Solution for a Complex Condition

Comprehensive Solution for a Complex Condition

The wearable Dialog band was designed to give epileptic patients peace of mind in their everyday lives. Using a mix of new technologies like miniature biometric sensors & flexible circuit boards, the discreet patch can be worn on the body or attached to a wristband where it wirelessly pairs with the user’s smartphone to notify them when it’s time to take medication or even alert the onset of a seizure. Collected biometric & environmental data can then be shared easily with physicians for overall more productive management of the condition.

0 Designer: Artefact

Cute Baby Popsicle

Cute Baby Popsicle

Love this Popsicle Baby Thermometer for infants. The intuitive shape makes them what to lick it and put it in the mouth. The exact reason why this concept will work! Kudos for an intelligent solution, what do you think?

0 Designers: Hsing Min and Xia Lou

Emergency inflight diagnosis with e+ patch

Emergency inflight diagnosis with e+ patch

Everyday, 6 million people travel by airplanes globally. With such large numbers, the probability of medical emergencies during flights are also very high. For this reason, the flight attendants are trained and certified for administering emergency first aid mid-flight before expert care can be availed to the affected person. The ‘e+ emergency patch’ is a compact system designed to diagnose conditions to help in accurately administering first aid to inflight heart attack scenarios.

0 Designers: Eduardo Rincón & Gallardo Martinez

Air that's barely there!

Air that’s barely there!

Aero, like other portable O2 concentrators, provides oxygen to patients with lung defects while on the go, only it has the advantage of never requiring a refill. Its slim, comfortable profile makes it easy to conceal, giving users the closest experience possible to not requiring supplemental oxygen at all. Better yet, it comes with a stylish backpack adapted for the necessary tubing and equipment. It even has an integrated control to increase or decrease the flow discretely.

0 Designer: Lina Kuroi

Medical Third Leg

Medical Third Leg

Sit & Stand is a hands-free walking assistance device for people with temporary foot, ankle or leg injuries. The design challenge was to create a crutch replacement that eliminates the limitations of traditional forearm and underarm crutches. Thanks to its adaptable form, users of any gender or size can enjoy simple daily activities like opening doors, using stairs, and carrying objects with ease and independence.

0 Designer: Behzad Rashidizadeh

Asthma Inhaler for Proactive Healthcare

Asthma Inhaler for Proactive Healthcare

Occurrence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s and much of it has been attributed to the increased exposure to airborne chemical triggers. As human bodies strive hard to cope with environments they are not originally intended for, preventive measures attain as much significance as treatments. The ‘Twist+’ dry inhaler makes use of innovative technology to help with both prevention and treatment of Asthma attacks.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Take Your Pills On Time

Take Your Pills On Time

The Pill Watch is an innovative way to ensure that you don’t forget to take your pills on time. It even has a small compartment to store the tablet. I suppose you can keep it as an emergency backup pill or the real deal. The watch is capable of measuring the pulse rate, which is a good add-on.

0 Designer: Jingyu Lee

The Chiro Coach

The Chiro Coach

Patients who experience back pain from over-sitting are often prescribed fitness bands, exercise balls and other tools to aid in their physical therapy, but because of the lack of accountability, few follow through! PILAR is a novel training device that senses motion and directs, challenges, compliments and encourages the user in real time with audible and tactile feedback! The app-based system integrates with mobile devices via Bluetooth and allows for custom programmed rehabilitation.

0 Designer: Entwurfreich