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

Hidden Dialysis

Hidden Dialysis

The Purifier mobile peritoneal dialysis system aims to give patients a carefree approach to managing the illness which is often a time-consuming process and hindrance to everyday life. The flexible design is positioned on the user to mimic an operating kidney while the automated peristaltic pump system transports the dialysate through the body, eliminating the need for a heavy, cumbersome infusion stand. Discrete and comfortable, it allows patients to move freely with little thought to the device.

0 Designer: Caroline Küchler

A Dentist Must-Have

A Dentist Must-Have

Designed for resorative dentistry, LedMax is an LED Curing Light design with a more compact size, appealing aesthetic and straightforward functionality. Placed on two detachable stands and available in cordless and corded models, it’s a more versatile and ergonomic solution for dentists. Light intensity and timer can be controlled directly from the device and batteries can be replaced with spare included in the pack, saving time and energy for the user.

0 Designer: Designnobis

The Carry Pill

The Carry Pill

Mainly intended for the silver generation, I love the simplicity of the Convenient Pill Box. It combines the convinence of carrying your daily meds with a PET water bottle by integrating as bottle cap. The shape is ergonomic and makes it easy to open the bottle and the “Date Setting” on the pill box prevents the users from taking the expired pills. Easy and awesome!

0 Designers: Various

Smart Stretcher

Smart Stretcher

Lenify is a collapsible emergency stretcher that all but eliminates the chances of secondary injuries caused by lifting patients onto the stretcher. The solution: divide the stretcher into three parts to stabilize the upper body, arms/midsection, and lower body. This unique construction makes it possible to “scoop” the individual into the stretcher rather than the traditional “lift and drop” method.

0 Designer: Danny Lin

Painless Vaccinations

Painless Vaccinations

I would do anything to not make my baby go through painful vaccinations, but the hard truth is that they simply must. Keeping this in mind we have the VACC-STAMP, which offers a safe and painless way to give vaccine shots. It leaves them with a heart-shaped stamp on their skin rather than a face full of tears!

0 Designers: Han Dhojin, Han Chanhee, Kwon Yoonjoo & Yoon Sejin

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 minute… 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