The Assisted Move

The Assisted Move

The process where caregivers have to shift their wards from a wheelchair to their bed can get tedious and cumbersome. The Lady Shifting is an aid that allows them to transfer the person for their chair to the bed and vice versa, with ease. The following video explains it all.

0 Designers: Tsai Jui-An, Tsai Meng-Hong & Cheng Ka-Man

Blood Sucking Glucose Monitor

Blood Sucking Glucose Monitor

No matter your age, having a finger pricked to measure your blood sugar levels is scary! Also, no matter your age, you gotta love a tamagotchi! This creative glucose monitoring system combines the two, making the process of pricking fingers as fun as it possibly can be. Simply place a finger inside the cute vampire character’s mouth, push slowly to activate the needle, & touch the strip. The smartphone/tablet app will sync & analyze the data while an animated vampire pops up to deliver the results!

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Not your Granny's pill case...

Not your Granny’s pill case…

This cleverly designed pill case takes inspiration from an unlikely source, but actually proves to be quite functional! Adopting the form of the iconic Russian Matryoshka doll (you know, the type we loved to play with as kids where there’s a doll nested inside a doll, inside a doll, inside another doll!), the pill container easily divides daily doses in a fun & logical way. Better yet, each tumbler not only holds & separates medication, but also doubles as a drinking glass for the water necessary to swallow pills!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Amphibious Prosthesis

Amphibious Prosthesis

It’s easy to take for granted little things like running on the beach & swimming. Murr-ma is a specialized prosthesis that extends these experiences to amputees or those with mobile disability. Inspired by the dorsal fin of the sailfish, the fins channel the water flow alongside the carbon fiber backbone & out at the sides, providing the wearer with the necessary thrust to move through the water. The split toe design also makes it possible to easily transition from sand to surf.

0 Designers: Julia Johnson, Thomas Essl, Yuki Machida & Damien Rocca

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

Hi.lo merges the basic blood pressure measuring system with smartphone technology in one simple device that anyone can use! Simply install the app on your smart phone, attach the device to your arm, and get a reading in a minuteā€¦ all without cumbersome wires! With modern materials and availability in a variety of thoughtful colors, the design is much more comfortable and friendly-feeling than other outdated blood pressure systems.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Intuitive Digital Thermometer

Intuitive Digital Thermometer

This digital cooking thermometer combines the ease and straightforward functionality of familiar analog temperature setting with the friendly user interface of a digital LCD touch display. Using a wireless receiver, the display reads the precise temperature of everything from your fridge and freezer to your meat and potatoes. It will even alarm you of any unwanted changes in temp or when your food has reached prime heat.

0 Designer: Kenneth Lylover

Asthma's Worst Enemy, Kid's Best Friend

Asthma’s Worst Enemy, Kid’s Best Friend

Parents with children suffering from asthma have only two options for treatment, the nebulizer and inhaler. While the inhaler is easily carried, it’s also less effective at the onset of an attack. Nebbie offers both the effectiveness of the mist nebulizer and the practicality and portability of the inhaler. The equipment is packed into a small, playful character that’s transportable, easy to use and friendlier to kids.

0 Designer: Phornpavee Saiyavath

Holographic Psychology

Holographic Psychology

This modern medical device aims to streamline psychologist’s assessment of a patient’s possible neurological damage. Unlike old-fashioned tests (like the familiar inkblot cards), the device incorporates all of the exams from the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery into an interactive holographic display that tests various parts of the brain and provides instantaneous feedback and an overall more accurate assessment.

0 Designer: Yansel Herrera

Light Saber Can For The Sight Impaired!

Light Saber Can For The Sight Impaired!

The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane! It removes the inconveniences caused by a traditional cane for the blind and replaces it with scientifically enhanced saber-like device. Its designed not to be very long and uses rays and ultrasonic sensors to determine distance measurement, and thus help the sight impaired to navigate their surroundings safely.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

The Germ-inator

The Germ-inator

The HH system offers instant hand disinfection for hospital staff and patient visitors in a more cleanly, fast, and efficient process. Users simply place their hands directly over the unit where two functional solutions are distributed- a hydro-alcoholic solution and plastic micro-ball solution. After scrubbing and washing, users can then place their hands under the unit where a UV DEL light indicates with a white glow areas where bacteria may still exist.

0 Designer: Diacre Nicolas

Robot-Surgeon Hybrid Workstation

Robot-Surgeon Hybrid Workstation

The MIRO-Lab combines the precision advantages of robotics with the human know-how of surgeons into a single, process-optimized workstation that increases the overall quality of minimally invasive surgery. Using hand and foot movement with haptic and tactile feedback, surgeons have complete control of the operating area displayed on a 3D-Screen. It’s the next best thing to the surgery-module in the Alien movies! Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Moritz Philip Schmidt

Skyway or the Highway

Skyway or the Highway

As maneuverable as they are, emergency helicopters still have limitations like relatively low speed and limited reach with their large rotorsĀ  that prevent them from landing close to objects. The Skyway concept concentrates on eliminating these setbacks by utilizing a unique multi-fan propulsion system that makes it smaller, faster, more stable, safer, and all-in-all better equipped to access emergency situations that even ground ambulances might have trouble getting to. You gotta check out the vid to see how this bad boy works!

0 Designer: Daniel Dobrogorsky

Smartphone Diabetes Management

Smartphone Diabetes Management

The Gluco diabetes management device incorporates smartphone connectivity for super-easy functionality. The diminutive, modern design is portable a& discrete. Operable with just one hand, simply slide in one motion to both prepares the lancet & dispenses a test strip. In less than 5 seconds users can finish their reading with results displayed on the LCD screen. Better yet, results are automatically transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone where they are stored for viewing and sharing.

0 Designer: Sam Whipp