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

Human-powered Healing

Human-powered Healing

Exercise can cause tension and soreness in the leg muscles. Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad stores induction-generated energy during exercise, and releases heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Prof. Aqua Chuan-Yu Chen, Chou Yi-Jin

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Dusk was designed to offer seniors and their families peace of mind when it comes to mind and body. The 2-part system includes a health monitoring band that monitors the wearer’s vitals, reporting stats directly back to loved ones and alerting paramedics in the event of an emergency. For interpersonal support, the 2nd part of the system uses a projector for real time video and photo sharing with family members.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Wearable Water Reminder

Wearable Water Reminder

Every new year, one of my resolutions is to drink more water… but every year I end up quenching with coffee, soda, juice etc… If you’re like me and actually want to keep your resolution, this twist on the fitness band is exactly what you need! It’s called tH2O and it playfully reminds you to drink up the good stuff while also keeping track of your daily and weekly hydration. Genius!

0 Designer: Maeva Berthelot

Delivery Drones are the Future

Delivery Drones are the Future

Amazon Prime made headlines recently with their vision for delivery drone system, but designer Stefan Riegebauer beat them to the punch almost a year ago! The Smart Aid doesn’t focus on shopping deliveries (yet), rather, it aims to provide preliminary medical aid to those in need before paramedics arrive. The unique tri-copter design is also capable of maneuvering to areas unreachable by medic teams. Check out the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Stefan Riegebauer

Swim Safe App

Swim Safe App

Everyone loves the beach, especially kids… but parents know that it can be just as dangerous as it is fun! The Harvey Swim Harness app combination now lets parents rest assure that their little ones will be safe playing in the surf. The child’s smart-harness relays GPS and heart rate/breathing vitals to the system which is accessible via parents’ smartphones. Every child wearing a harness is visible to anyone viewing the app, so other parents are alerted anytime a nearby child is in danger to ensure they have the maximum chance of rescue.

0 Designer: DFW Experience

Blood Sucking but Life Saving

Blood Sucking but Life Saving

Blood type testing is a vital but often overlooked necessity in emergency medical situations. Unfortunately, anyone requiring a transfusion must wait for type results from the lab before one can be given. What if we could test at the location of the emergency, or even on the way to the hospital? Designed for natural disaster situations, the Emertest offers a solution that saves valuable time easily and conveniently. And what better animal to base the design on than…. the leech. Not as gross as it sounds – check it out!

0 Designers: Various

A Boobie's Best Friend!

A Boobie’s Best Friend!

As if the stress of wondering what a mammogram will show isn’t enough, the process is painful and the machinery scary! To make things a little easier, the SOUL digital mammography system focuses on patient-centered design. For their confidence, the patient’s position allows them full view of the procedure.. Soft, rounded edges are found where it counts and contact padding ensures maximum comfort. Colored in gentle pastels and cozy pink, it’s friendlier from the start!

0 Designer: Jeong Ki-hyun

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

The DSI dry salt inhaler enables a natural treatment of respiratory diseases by using natural salt crystals from Europe’s largest salt mine in Parajd, Romania. A special feature of this biocompatible medical product is its special membrane, which prevents air from being blown back into the device, causing condensation. The one-way safety valve prevents the salt from contamination and accustoms the user to the right breathing technique in order to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect.

0 Designer: CO&CO Designcommunication

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The Impetus leg prosthetic gives sports-minded amputees not only the capability to play sports again, but to boost their confidence while doing so. 3D printed sections on the design can be interchanged and created precisely for the wearer’s individual taste and style or to carry uniform colors. Designed and shaped to bipedal physics and proportions, it gives amputees ability and aesthetics on the same level as non-amputee players.

0 Designer: Aurélien Dantin