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

Keep Grandma in Check!

Keep Grandma in Check!

The EasyPill system utilizes modern technology to give elderly individuals the sense of independence they desire while also giving their loved ones & doctors peace of mind. The app-based system works hand-in-hand with an electronic pill case. When it’s time to take a specific med, that portion of the case lights up. In the event that a dose is missed, the system alerts the elderly’s family & doctors so they can take action. Doctors can remotely program & monitor the system from one simple application.

0 Designers: Various

Bye, Bye Big Needles

Bye, Bye Big Needles

Krystalin is an award winning medical design that introduces a new concept of next-gen disposable insulin delivery that aims to ease and simplify the process for diabetic patients. It’s easy to administer and track doses, but the biggest improvement by far is the elimination of the large needle component altogether. Hit the jump to see how it works!

0 Designers: Various

The Fountain of Life

The Fountain of Life

A great example of human-centered design, the Fountain of Life birth pool combines hi-tech hygienics with thoughtful ergonomics to calm and comfort soon-to-be new parents. A friendly and easy to use interface helps monitor water quality and temperature as well as controls the built-in water cycling filtration system that disinfects water before flushing out. The hexagonal shape was adapted for the birthing posture and tactile handles and foot pedals add grip so users can hold on and let er’ rip!

0 Designer: Yu Liu

UnCasted Cast

UnCasted Cast

It’s bad enough that you have broken your arm and have to be out of action for almost three to four weeks; you also have to endure an unsightly cast. Unless something like this really tech-enabled U-Cast pops up! Totally impressed by its innovative approach of incorporating design into something very medical.

0 Designer: Joh Minwho

Therapeutic Thin Heater

Therapeutic Thin Heater

Leveraging SIMTech’s Printed Heater technology, Heatran is a home-use heat wrap therapy treatment designed to provide relief for anyone suffering from knee pain. It soothes discomfort by rapidly heating and maintaining temperature to promote blood circulation. Even heat distribution is achieved throughout each 30 minute therapeutic session with a rounded heat channel. Velcro fasteners make it super easy to affix to the knee for users with limited mobility.

0 Designers: Various

Ultimate Disposal Of Gloves

Ultimate Disposal Of Gloves

Just rip them! Reuse of surgical cloves is strictly prohibited and yet we see many indulge in this malpractice. The only way to ensure that the gloves don’t get reused is to tear them. The Safe Cut Surgical Glove’s design has a provision to tear them from the palm-side. A tab cuts through the latex when the gloves are removed. This will prevent both unintentional and intentional reuse of the gloves.

0 Designers: Park Bomin, Jung Sumi & Chu Yeunho

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Cumulus is a stylish headphone designed for autistic adults, where the headband goes round the neck and it has a galvanic skin sensor. This sensor helps determine the rise of temperature or heart rate via vibrations and better understand the mental conditioning of the autistic adult, at that given moment. The way the headphones wrap around the user’s ears also provides a sense of comfort and security.

0 Designer: Diamond Ho

Speaking Like A Pro

Speaking Like A Pro

You remember the kid in school who always stammered or the one who mispronounced the names? As one of them, I remember how embarrassing it was to be the butt of many jokes. Wish we had savvy tools like the Dr. Tongue that help a child to pronounce correctly. Essentially this series of communication tools help ease out Articulation disorder.

0 Designer: Chun Min Shu

Universal Wrist Mend

Universal Wrist Mend

Marina Scheinberg’s wrist orthosis interacts with areas of tension surrounding the arm and wrist for use in cases of lesion-induced immobilization as well as post-op recovery, the device forms a temporary tensional “exoskeleton” with the body for a more flexible, frictionless, comfortable and effective healing solution. Composed of common soft foam material, it’s lightweight and capable of being produced virtually anywhere at low cost, making it an ideal solution for developing nations.

0 Designer: Marina Scheinberg