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

FIT for EVERYONE

FIT for EVERYONE

FIT is an adjustable, custom-made prosthetic leg for transtibial amputee children in developing countries. FIT “grows” along with the child, adjusting to height and leg size to allow continued use over the course of many years. This unique adaptability as well as its super-durability make it a viable, efficient solution specifically for areas of the world where access to medical treatment is limited.

0 Designer: Oz Benderman

Surgical Precision Light

Surgical Precision Light

This ergonomically designed Medlite is unlike any surgical headset on the market. Comfort is vital during a long surgery where fatigue can affect performance, so rather than an over the head adjustable strap with large knobs, this design takes two side supports & contours over & around the head for both support & stability while distributing weight over a larger area. Additionally, a co-molded foam liner & removable Velcro strap make for easy cleaning without the additional cracks & seams of most headsets.

0 Designer: Bradley Ferrada

Optical Heartbeat For Better Diagnosis

Optical Heartbeat For Better Diagnosis

The Optical Stethoscope is a nifty piece of technology that acts as assistive device for doctors. Through graphic representation on its knob, it shows doctors the heartbeat, or stomach fluid sounds in waveforms. Basic info like heart rate and pulse is displayed for faster comprehension. The basic idea behind the concept is to aid doctors in making faster and accurate diagnosis.

0 Designers: Seobin Oh & JoonHee Kim

Hear Clear and Healthily

Hear Clear and Healthily

One problem with conventional hearing aids is their tendency to cause infection and ear drum damage from moisture, as well as feedback if not properly placed in the ear. To alleviate these issues, this updated hearing aid design features directional speakers that leave the canal exposed so the ear can “breathe.” Because it’s directional, sound doesn’t return to the microphone and cause feedback. Better yet, no mold is required as it clips on the ear and can be adjusted accordingly. 

0 Designer: Adrian Ilisei

Instant Insulin You Can Wear

Instant Insulin You Can Wear

Even though insulin pumps are considered a more effective and easier treatment for those with type 1 diabetes, only 20% of adults use them because the device must be worn at all times. Many opt for the painful daily injection instead. MOVE is an insulin pump designed for a more active lifestyle, shaping to the wearers body in a more comfortable, discreet way. Placeable on any part of the body, it’s less noticeable to the wearer so they can live the active lifestyle they deserve! See how it works autonomously —>

0 Designers: Lina Trulsson